In June of 2010, a launch was held, at the Mauá shipyard in Niterói (RJ), of the first ship built in the state of Rio de Janeiro in 13 years, ordered by the Petrobras system. The ship, which has a length of 183m and a capacity of 48,300 DWT, was named after Celso Furtado.
In June of 2004, when UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) celebrated its 40 years of existence, Celso Furtado received a tribute from the entity`s secretary-general, Ambassador Rubens Ricupero, and from the UN`s secretary-general, Koffi Anan, for his contribution to economic thought and to development. Unable to attend the ceremony, in São Paulo, he was represented by his son and sent a message that has been reproduced on this video.
Acknowledgements: Special thanks go to José Mariani, who provided the images from the UNCTAD-XI, and to Sueli Nascimento, who edited the video.