On the morning of this Wednesday, September 20, Célio Ribeiro, director-president of the International Identification Institute (InterID) and executive secretary of the Mixed Parliamentary Front to guarantee the Right to Identity (FrenID), participated in two important moments of the Forum National Digital Certification – CertForum 2023, held in Brasília-DF, discussing issues of extreme relevance to the identification sector.
In the public hearing in the form of a panel entitled “Guarantee of the Right to Identity”, Ribeiro emphasized the importance of Bill 4517/2023, an initiative by federal deputy Flávia Morais (PDT-GO), which proposes the creation of National Identity Day . During his presentation, Ribeiro read the justification for the commemorative date, explaining to the public the motivations and foundations of the proposal. Federal deputy Jones Moura (PSD-RJ) reinforced the relevance of the proposal by pointing out the popular demand for such a celebration. In a brief poll with the audience, approval for the consecration of the date was unanimous.
This panel was also attended by Isadora Brandão, National Secretary for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, Deborah Esther Grajzer, Child and Adolescent Protection Officer at Unicef Brazil, Emílio Evaristo, executive secretary for Projects and Strategic Actions at the secretariat of Justice of the Federal District, and judge Jaqueline Reis Caracas, from TJMA, who participated remotely.
In the panel “Presentation of the National Identity Card (CIN)”, Ribeiro was emphatic about the risks of the lack of a robust and national identification system. He cited alarming data about the abduction of newborns in Brazil, and was emphatic about the most urgent needs. “We need the new National Identity Card (CIN) and we need there to be a coordination structure created by the federal government so that the states can implement it as soon as possible”, he highlighted.
In addition to Ribeiro, the panel included the participation of Pedro Pontual, deputy executive secretary of the Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic, Eduardo Lacerda, General Coordinator of Civil Identification of the Digital Government Secretariat, and Antônio Maciel, president of CONADI.