As part of the work of its 43rd session, the Human Rights Council approved today the report of Italy’s Universal Periodic Review, a verification mechanism among States on the implementation of fundamental rights and freedoms. I
taly accepted 95% of the recommendations received from other States (292 out of 306) confirming, ias stated by Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva, the firm conviction of the Government in the role of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights and the centrality of their implementation for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ambassador Cornado also confirmed Italy’s commitment: to establish a National Human Rights Commission; to the fight against racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance with the recent appointment of Prof.ssa Milena Staderini as National Coordinator for the fight against anti-Semitism; to the fight against all forms of discrimination and violence against women by continuing to implement initiatives to promote equal opportunities.
The promotion and protection of the rights of people with disabilities, the protection of the rights of migrants, asylum seekers and victims of trafficking, the fight against exploitation in the world of work and the fight against the hired workers, were illustrated by Ambassador Cornado as other areas of commitment of government activity for the promotion and protection of human rights.