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Italy takes part to the 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review
Italy takes part to the 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review01/20/2020

During the 35th session of the UPR (20-31 January 2020), it will be reviewed the human rights situation of: Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Guinea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Spain, Lesotho, Kenya, Armenia, Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Turkey, Grenada and Kuwait. Check below the interventions delivered by Italy.

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Meeting of Minister Luigi Di Maio with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Vitorino01/14/2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, met today at the Farnesina (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Antonio Vitorino. During the meeting, Minister Di Maio expressed his deep appreciation for the role IOM plays in the management of migration flows and...

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End-of-Year Message from the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella
End-of-Year Message from the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella01/01/2020

Dear compatriots, tonight we’re entering the Twenties of the new century. A challenging decade is drawing to a close, characterised by a long economic crisis and rapid and impetuous changes. Over those years, many things have changed around us, in our lives and in our society. ​First and foremost, I would lik...

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Di Maio and Guterres in Brindisi for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC)
Di Maio and Guterres in Brindisi for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC) 12/19/2019

Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, together with the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, will attend the ceremony of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC) in Brindisi. The UNGSC is the facility that provides logistics, geospatial intelligence, ...

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Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, meets President Mattarella
Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, meets President Mattarella12/18/2019

The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, received at the Quirinal the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, was present at the meeting. Click here to access the Quirinale website: www.quirinale.it  

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The Global Refugee Forum in Geneva
The Global Refugee Forum in Geneva12/17/2019

The first Global Refugee Forum was held in Geneva between 16 and 18 december 2019. The GRF is a multi-sided event organized by UNHCR and Switzerland as a follow-up to the Global Compact on Refugees, adopted by the United Nations in December 2018. The event was structured in plenary sessions, thematic tables and membership...

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The ICRC Conference wraps up in Geneva. Ambassador Cornado: A success
The ICRC Conference wraps up in Geneva. Ambassador Cornado: "A success"12/13/2019

"A success, which outlines a strategic path of common commitment of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and of the Member States, to face the great humanitarian challenges of our time" Permanent Representative of Italy to the International Organizations of Geneva, Gian Lorenzo Cornado, said on the results of the negotiation...

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Italy intervenes at the 33th Conference of the ICRC in Geneva
Italy intervenes at the 33th Conference of the ICRC in Geneva12/11/2019

"It is necessary to increase the efforts of the international community, in synergy with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement all the relevant actors to protect the lives of innocent civilians and the most vulnerable in conflict contexts in the world" - the Permanent Representative...

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International Human Rights Day 2019
International Human Rights Day 201912/10/2019

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations launched the #standup4humanrights campaign dedicated to the promotion of human rights in the world, which is also supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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Statement of President Mattarella on the occasion of the Human Rights Day
Statement of President Mattarella on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 12/10/2019

"On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations officially approved and announced the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The international community thus acknowledged fundamental rights and freedoms for every human being - regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political orientation or...

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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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