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International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers
International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers02/12/2020

Today we mark the 20th International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. 

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Declaration of President Mattarella on the occasion of the Day of remembrance
Declaration of President Mattarella on the occasion of the "Day of remembrance"02/09/2020

On the occasion of the "Day of remembrance", President Mattarella delivered the following remarks: «Il "giorno del Ricordo", istituito con larghissima maggioranza dal Parlamento nel 2004, contribuisce a farci rivivere una pagina tragica della nostra storia recente, per molti anni ignorata, rimossa o addirittura ne...

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International Day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation – 6 February 202002/06/2020

On the occasion of the international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, an awareness raising event was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with the aim of strongly reiterating the message that female genital mutilation (FGM) constitutes an unacceptable practice and a violation of the human rights of women and girls. The 2020 edition, focused...

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January 27th: Holocaust Memorial Day01/27/2020

Twenty years after its establishment in Italy, Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us of the moral imperative, well before the legal duty, to honour the victims of the Holocaust and to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again. As President Mattarella last recalled on the occasion of his participation in Jerusalem at the solemn ceremony for the 75th anniversary...

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Mattarella: «La memoria delle vittime della Shoah è patrimonio dell'intera nazione che va onorato, preservato e trasmesso alle nuove generazioni»
Mattarella: «La memoria delle vittime della Shoah è patrimonio dell'intera nazione che va onorato, preservato e trasmesso alle nuove generazioni»01/27/2020

Intervento del Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella in occasione del “Giorno della Memoria”.   Rivolgo un saluto ai sopravvissuti ai campi di sterminio qui presenti, ai Presidenti del Senato, della Camera, del Consiglio e della Corte Costituzionale, a tutti i partecipanti a questo evento e a quant...

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Italy takes part to the 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review
Italy takes part to the 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review01/20/2020

During the 35th session of the UPR (20-31 January 2020), it will be reviewed the human rights situation of: Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Guinea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Spain, Lesotho, Kenya, Armenia, Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Turkey, Grenada and Kuwait. Check below the interventions delivered by Italy: Armenia Grenada Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Kenya Kiribati Kyrgyzstan Kuwait ...

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Meeting of Minister Luigi Di Maio with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Vitorino01/14/2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, met today at the Farnesina (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Antonio Vitorino. During the meeting, Minister Di Maio expressed his deep appreciation for the role IOM plays in the management of migration flows and...

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End-of-Year Message from the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella
End-of-Year Message from the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella01/01/2020

Dear compatriots, tonight we’re entering the Twenties of the new century. A challenging decade is drawing to a close, characterised by a long economic crisis and rapid and impetuous changes. Over those years, many things have changed around us, in our lives and in our society. ​First and foremost, I would lik...

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Di Maio and Guterres in Brindisi for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC)
Di Maio and Guterres in Brindisi for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC) 12/19/2019

Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, together with the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, will attend the ceremony of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC) in Brindisi. The UNGSC is the facility that provides logistics, geospatial intelligence, ...

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Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, meets President Mattarella
Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, meets President Mattarella12/18/2019

The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, received at the Quirinal the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, was present at the meeting. Click here to access the Quirinale website: www.quirinale.it  

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The Global Refugee Forum in Geneva
The Global Refugee Forum in Geneva12/17/2019

The first Global Refugee Forum was held in Geneva between 16 and 18 december 2019. The GRF is a multi-sided event organized by UNHCR and Switzerland as a follow-up to the Global Compact on Refugees, adopted by the United Nations in December 2018. The event was structured in plenary sessions, thematic tables and membership...

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The ICRC Conference wraps up in Geneva. Ambassador Cornado: A success
The ICRC Conference wraps up in Geneva. Ambassador Cornado: "A success"12/13/2019

"A success, which outlines a strategic path of common commitment of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and of the Member States, to face the great humanitarian challenges of our time" Permanent Representative of Italy to the International Organizations of Geneva, Gian Lorenzo Cornado, said on the results of the negotiation...

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Italy intervenes at the 33th Conference of the ICRC in Geneva
Italy intervenes at the 33th Conference of the ICRC in Geneva12/11/2019

"It is necessary to increase the efforts of the international community, in synergy with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement all the relevant actors to protect the lives of innocent civilians and the most vulnerable in conflict contexts in the world" - the Permanent Representative...

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International Human Rights Day 2019
International Human Rights Day 201912/10/2019

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations launched the #standup4humanrights campaign dedicated to the promotion of human rights in the world, which is also supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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Statement of President Mattarella on the occasion of the Human Rights Day
Statement of President Mattarella on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 12/10/2019

"On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations officially approved and announced the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The international community thus acknowledged fundamental rights and freedoms for every human being - regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political orientation or...

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