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9 July 2018
Meeting of Ambassador Cornado with the Director General of IOM, William Lacy Swing

The Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Amb. Gian Lorenzo Cornado, met today IOM’s Director General, Amb. William Lacy Swing. The meeting provided with an opportunity to witness the excellent collaboration between the Organization and Italy. While thanking Director Swing for the leadership, friendship and professionalism demonstrated […]

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5 July 2018
Statement of Amb Cornado at General Debate on technical assistance and capacity-building (HRC 38)

The role of the technical assistance as a tool for the strengthening of the national policies for the promotion and protection of human rights, the role and the field presence of the OHCHR and the importance to support the universal participation in the work of the Human Rights Council, have been the focus of the […]

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4 July 2018
Ambassador Cornado presents his credentials to the Director General of WTO, Roberto Azevedo

Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, presented today his credentials to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo. Ambassador Cornado stressed that Italy keeps supporting the WTO multilateral trade system, as well as appreciates its role in the consolidation of […]

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2 July 2018
Statement of Ambassador Cornado at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council

On his first day as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Gianlorenzo Cornado participated to the work of the 38th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council on the occasion of the interactive dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia […]

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7 June 2018
Launch of Guidance on gender and mine victims assistance funded by Italy

Today the Delegation of Italy to the Conference on Disarmament (CD), in cooperation with the Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP), hosted a side event on “Guidelines on gender and diversity-responsive victim assistance in mine action”, on the margins of the Intersessional Meeting of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel landmines. The event was presided by […]

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6 June 2018
Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review

The 30th session of the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (2017-2022) started in Geneva on May 7th and lasted two weeks. The UPR is both a challenge and an opportunity for all 193 Member States to promote and protect human rights: during the process, the State under examination has the possibility to share […]

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25 May 2018
5th edition of the “Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives” (Brescia, Italy, April 10th)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO and the Directorate General for the Fight against Counterfeiting – UIBM, in partnership with University of Brescia (UNIBS), organized last April 10th the 5th edition of the free seminar dedicated to WIPO services, named “Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives”. Venue of the event: University of Brescia […]

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25 May 2018
Forth session of formal consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees (8-10th May)

The discussions focused on the creation of a shared responsibility mechanism and on the elaboration of a more sustainable and predictable international response in support of large refugee movements and protracted refugee situations. Italy supported the importance of an inclusive process for the definition of adequate mechanisms of responsibility-sharing, the need to broaden the number […]

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24 January 2018
The first 2018 session of the Conference on Disarmament opens in Geneva. Statement by Ambassador Gianfranco Incarnato

In the intervention by the new Italian Permanent Representative, Ambassador Gianfranco Incarnato, Italy’s priority and determination to relaunch the role of the Geneva forum January 23, 2018 In the presence of the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, the 2018 session of the Geneva Disarmament Conference (CD) was inaugurated today. Ambassador Gianfranco Incarnato, recently appointed Permanent […]

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12 December 2017
Limited chances for a tangible outcome at the XI WTO Ministerial Conference. Italian intervention in defense of the trade multilateral system.

Works of the XI Ministerial Conference continue with the parallel facilitation of 5 Ministers on the thematic areas of agriculture (Kenya), Fishery subsidies (Jamaica), Development (Norway), E-commerce (Senegal), Services and NAMA (Paraguay). 36 hours away from the official closing of the conference, no concrete result is ensured. Well know positions are reiterated between those who […]

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