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3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities12/03/2019

Proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 47/3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities represents an important moment for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities with a view to further enhance their participation in the political, economic, social and cultural life of...

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110th IOM Council Session. Italy intervenes at the General Debate
110th IOM Council Session. Italy intervenes at the General Debate11/28/2019

During the 110th session of the Council of the IOM, the Permanent Representative of Italy, Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, has delivered its speech at the General Debate.  Download here the statement delivered

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Intellectual Property. Italy welcomes EU's accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement
Intellectual Property. Italy welcomes EU's accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement11/26/2019

On 26 November at WIPO, Italy took part in the celebration of the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement. A panel discussion on the potential of geographical indications and the Lisbon system to stimulate economic development was attended by the European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil...

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25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women11/25/2019

Italy reaffirms its firm commitment to fight all forms of discrimination and violence against women, which continues to be a serious and unacceptable obstacle to the enjoyment of women's rights and to their full personal fulfillment. This is a priority commitment among the actions of our Country's foreign policy that the...

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ILO - The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Nunzia Catalfo, takes part to the Global Social Protection Week
ILO - The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Nunzia Catalfo, takes part to the Global Social Protection Week11/25/2019

The Global Social Protection Week, the high level event that marks the culmination of 18 months of continuous activities on social protection to celebrate the ILO’s 100th anniversary, started on November 25, 2019 in Geneva, at the ILO Headquarters. The Event will chart the way towards achieving universal social protec...

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 Consortium of Italian companies signs contract for the renovation of the Palais des Nations buildings in Geneva. Satisfaction of the Permanent Representation of Italy in Geneva
Consortium of Italian companies signs contract for the renovation of the Palais des Nations buildings in Geneva. Satisfaction of the Permanent Representation of Italy in Geneva11/19/2019

"We welcome the signing of the contract between the Italian consortium of companies led by the CMB of Carpi and the United Nations Office in Geneva (ONUG) for the renovation of the buildings of the historic Palais des Nations" commented Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Permanent Representative of Italy to International...

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#HelpVenice. The Foreign Ministry supports the solidarity initiatives launched for Venice
#HelpVenice. The Foreign Ministry supports the solidarity initiatives launched for Venice11/18/2019

The Foreign Ministry has decided to sponsor initiatives to support the population and the artistic and cultural heritage of the city of Venice, by endorsing to the fund raiser promoted by the Mayor, Luigi Brugnaro. “What happens in Venice is a concern for the Government. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs, I inten...

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Italy takes part to the 34th session of the Universal Periodic Review
Italy takes part to the 34th session of the Universal Periodic Review11/13/2019

During the 34th session of the UPR (4-15 November 2019), it will be reviewed the human rights situation of: El Salvador, Gambia, Bolivia, Fiji, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Angola, Iran, Madagascar, Iraq, Slovenia, Egypt e Bosnia and Herzegovina.   Check below the interventions delivered by Italy. Intervention deliv...

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Inauguration of the newly refurbished Room XIX of the Palais des Nations
Inauguration of the newly refurbished Room XIX of the Palais des Nations11/12/2019

On November 12, 2019 the newly refurbished Room XIX of the Palais des Nations of Geneva has been inaugurated by the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Tatiana Valovaya. The renovation’s project was designed by Giampiero Peia, one of the most renowned Italian contemporary architect, and impleme...

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Geneva: Italy intervenes at ILO's Governing Body
Geneva: Italy intervenes at ILO's Governing Body11/07/2019

The Governing Body of the International Labour Office is the executive body of the Organization. During its three annual sessions, it takes decisions on ILO policy, decides the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elects...

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WHO - Italy participates in the consultation on the implementation of the Global Strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol
WHO - Italy participates in the consultation on the implementation of the Global Strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 11/05/2019

The WHO has opened a consultation, extended to Member States and all interested stakeholders, on results and challenges in implementing the "Global Strategy to Reduce Alcohol Abuse", almost ten years after its launch, with a view to a renewed commitment towards horizon 2030 and the attainment of the “Sustainable Develop...

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34th session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group (UPR). Italy presents its Periodic Report
34th session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group (UPR). Italy presents its Periodic Report11/04/2019

The 34th session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group (UPR) has started on November 4, 2019 in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism of the Human Rights Council in which each United Nations Member State provides an update on the implementation of its international obligations in the field of human rights and receives...

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Press release with reference to the demarches made with the Italian Government by Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of WHO and by Prof. Anna Lartey, Director for Nutrition of FAO, both members of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet and Health.
Press release with reference to the demarches made with the Italian Government by Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of WHO and by Prof. Anna Lartey, Director for Nutrition of FAO, both members of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet and Health.11/03/2019

Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of WHO and Prof. Anna Lartey, Director for Nutrition of FAO recently complained about Italy's action to promote the Mediterranean diet. As a consequence, Dr. Branca asked Italy to provide with the scientific evidence on which its action...

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High Mountain Summit in Geneva
High Mountain Summit in Geneva10/31/2019

The first "High Mountain Summit", dedicated to high mountain ecosystems threatened by ongoing climate change, closed today in Geneva at the World Meteorological Organization. "This summit has placed the delicate mountain ecosystems at the center of world attention" commented Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Permanent Representative...

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Statement by Minister Di Maio on Syrian Constitutional Committee
Statement by Minister Di Maio on Syrian Constitutional Committee 10/30/2019

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation Luigi Di Maio on the meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva "The Foreign Ministry expresses its appreciation for the opening of the work session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva today, the first tangible step in the...

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