Approves The Agreement Of The Second Amending Protocol To The Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement, Adopted In The V Conference Of Heads Of State And Government Of The Community Of Portuguese Language Countries (Cplp) Held In Sao Tome, The 26 And...

Original Language Title: Aprova o Acordo do Segundo Protocolo Modificativo ao Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa, adoptado na V Conferência dos Chefes de Estado e de Governo da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (CPLP), realizada em São Tomé, a 26 e 27 de Julho

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1 MOTION for a RESOLUTION paragraph 71/X whereas, on 16 December 1990, was adopted within the framework of the community of Portuguese Language countries (CPLP), the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement whose article 3 provides for its entry into force on 1 January 1994, after deposited the instruments of ratification of all the Contracting States; Whereas Portugal has completed the internal process of approval of the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement in August 1991 and proceeded to the deposit of its instrument of ratification; Whereas the 17 July 1998 approved the first amending Protocol to the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement, excluding article 3 the date of entry into force but keeping the requirement of the deposit of the instruments of ratification of all the Contracting States; Whereas in 2000 Portugal has fulfilled the completion of internal procedures first amending Protocol; Whereas the V Conference of Heads of State and Government of PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COUNTRIES, held in Sao Tome on 26 and 27 July 2004 if the signing of the agreement of the second amending Protocol to the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement; Whereas the agreement of the second amending Protocol to the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement establishes the entry into force of the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement with the deposit of the third instrument of ratification, as well as the opening of the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement to the accession of Timor-Leste;

Whereas the present Government consult, through the Instituto Camões, the various relevant entities in this field, such as the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, the Portuguese, the Portuguese Association of writers and booksellers, the Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Union of Portuguese Editors; Whereas the Government will be attentive to the effects that the entry into force of the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement may have in the area of editing and, if necessary and appropriate, will, in a coordinated 2 with other CPLP countries, sector support measures which have recently crossed into Portugal a deep reorganization process; Whereas, as regards the application of the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement, the Government will pursue a policy of safeguarding a transition without disruption, in particular at the level of the education system in General and, in particular, of the teaching of Portuguese language, with incidence in the national curriculum, programs and curricular and pedagogical guidelines, as well as with regard to textbooks and other didactic-pedagogical resources; Whereas the entry into force of the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement on national legal systems will not interfere with the total freedom of creation in terms of writing, like never interfered the previous spelling code of 1911, interacadémico agreement of 1931 and additional agreement of August 1945, this left the Luso-Brazilian Conference of that year; Whereas the Portuguese Republic assumes fully the previous commitments and that reiterates its interest in the rapid materialization of the objectives defined in the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement.

So: under d) of paragraph 1 of article 197 of the Constitution, the Government presents to the Assembly of the Republic the following resolution: article 1 Approval the agreement of the second amending Protocol to the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement, adopted in the V Conference of Heads of State and Government of the community of Portuguese Language countries (CPLP) held in São Tomé, 26 and 27 July 2004, the text of which, in the authenticated version in Portuguese language, if published in the annex.

Article 2 3 1 Declaration. The deposit, the Portuguese Republic, the instrument of ratification of the agreement of the second amending Protocol to the Portuguese Language orthographic Agreement shall not affect the validity of the constant spelling of acts, regulations, guidelines or documents from public authorities, cultural goods, as well as textbooks and other didactic-pedagogical resources, official or legally valued subject to recognition, validation or certification , to date. 2. Within the time limit of six years after the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the agreement of the second amending Protocol to the orthographic agreement of the Portuguese Language, the constant spelling new acts, regulations, guidelines, documents or goods referred to in the preceding paragraph or that will be subject to review, reprint, reprint, or otherwise modified, regardless of their support , must conform to the provisions of the Portuguese Language orthographic agreement. 3. The Portuguese State shall take appropriate measures to safeguard a transition without disruption, in particular with regard to the educational system in General and, in particular, the teaching of the Portuguese language, with incidence in the national curriculum, programs and curricular and pedagogical guidelines.

Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 6 March 2008 the Prime Minister of State and Minister for Foreign Affairs the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Presidency