The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, is in New York, where he will take part in the ministerial week of the United Nations General Assembly. The Italian delegation is led by the President of the Council, Giuseppe Conte, and also includes the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Manlio Di.
The theme chosen by the new PGA for the 73rd session of the General Assembly (“Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies”) focuses on the need to bring the UN closer to the people and their needs through constructive multilateralism and shared responsibility. It is in full harmony with Italy’s objectives and actions at the United Nations.
With a very busy agenda, the Minister will represent Italy at several appointments, including the opening of the general debate, the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, the ministerial meetings on Syria, on Mali and the Sahel, and the Global Compact for migrations. The Minister will then chair the events co-organised by Italy on women’s empowerment and sustainable development, on the death penalty, and on Somalia. The agenda also includes the meetings of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union and of the G7. Several bilateral meetings are also scheduled.