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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 www.wipo.int) 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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12 December 2017
11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires

The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference started yesterday in Buenos Aires with the unprecedented signing, by the Presidents of Mercosur Countries’ Presidents, of a Joint Declaration (Mauricio Macri for Argentina, Michel Temer for Brazil, Horacio Cartes for Paraguay and Tabaré Vázquez for Uruguay, joined by Special Envoys from Colombia, Guyana, Mexico, Peru e Suriname). In front […]

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19 October 2017
At the UN in New York H.E. Amb. Mati announces the approval of the law against the financing of anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions producers

During the work of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the 72nd UN General Assembly, Ambassador Vinicio Mati, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Conference of Disarmament (CD), announced the approval by the Italian Parliament of a law on “Measures countering the financing of anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions and sub-munitions producers” on […]

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13 October 2017
How to do business with the International Organizations (Rome, Farnesina, October 24th 2017)

International Conferences RoomTuesday October 24, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Piazzale della Farnesina, 1 – Rome)     The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva and the […]

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5 October 2017
Amb. Vinicio Mati intervenes at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York

Statement delivered by H. E. Ambassador Vinicio Mati during the General Debate of the First Committee of 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (New York) ___   Mr. Chair, Allow me to begin by congratulating you on your appointment as Chair of the 1st Committee of the 72nd UN General Assembly, and to assure […]

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2 October 2017
Geographical Indications: Identities of Tradition

From October 2nd to October 5th, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and other international Organizations in Geneva, on the occasion of the 57th series of meetings of the Assemblies of Member States of WIPO, organized the exhibition “Geographical Indications: Identities of Territories”,  The inaugural event took place on October 4th, […]

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5 September 2017
Statement by Amb. Vinicio Mati, Special Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, on the occasion of the CO meeting dedicated to North Corea after the missile launch that overflied Japan on August 29th

Mr. President, First of all, I would like to thank the experts for the interesting presentations that they have delivered, to which we have listened very carefully. Italy aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. I would like to add some remarks in my national capacity. Mr. President, we have been following […]

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