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27 November 2013
REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR SEBASTIANO CARDI, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ITALY TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AT THE SPECIAL EVENT “WOUNDED TO DEATH” TO MARK THE OFFICIAL COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (November 25, 2013)

Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, There are many reasons why I feel so honored to be with you this afternoon.First, because it is always inspiring to be surrounded by so many committed and determined partners – governments, the United Nations, civil society organizations, representatives of the private sector – all joining hands to […]

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27 November 2013
STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR SEBASTIANO CARDI, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ITALY TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AT THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN (November 20, 2013)

Mr. President,Italy aligns itself with the statement of the European Union, and would like to make a few remarks in a national capacity.We welcome the resolution on the situation in Afghanistan and support its adoption by consensus. In doing so, we confirm our appreciation for the substantial contribution the United Nations is making to the […]

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8 November 2013
STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR ANTONIO BERNARDINI, CHARGE’ D’AFFAIRES OF ITALY TO THE UNITED NATIONS, ON BEHALF OF ”UNITING FOR CONSENSUS” AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANNUAL DEBATE UNDER ITEM 123 ENTITLED “QUESTION OF EQUITABLE REPRESENTATION ON AND INCREASE IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND RELATED MATTERS (November 8, 2013)

Mr. President,On behalf of the Uniting for Consensus (UfC) Group, allow me to first express our appreciation for reiterating your will to make the reform of the Security Council a priority for your mandate fully reflective of the commitment you had made during your acceptance speech as President of the General Assembly, clearly affirming your […]

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6 November 2013
STATEMENT BY ITALY AT THE ADOPTION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE RESOLUTION “BUILDING A BETTER AND PEACEFUL WORLD THROUGH SPORT AND THE OLYMPIC IDEAL” (November 6, 2013)  

Thank you, Mr. President.Italy aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and wishes to make the following, additional remarks in a national capacity.Italy welcomes the adoption of today’s resolution and is proud to be among its co-sponsors. The strong consensus of the General Assembly demonstrates that the ideal of the Olympic Truce […]

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25 October 2013
LECTURE BY PROF. UMBERTO ECO AT THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK ON “AGAINST THE LOSS OF MEMORY” (October 21, 2013)

You have seen in the short presentation just projected that the idea of this meeting was inspired by the Encyclomedia (a printed and on line overview of the History of the Western world from the Big Bang up to our times). I am not here to review that endeavor because I rank among its authors […]

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21 October 2013
ITALIAN STATEMENT AT SECURITY COUNCIL OPEN DEBATE ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY (October 18, 2013)  

Mr. President,Allow me to begin by thanking you for organizing this open debate of the Security Council. I also wish to thank the distinguished speakers for their important contributions to the discussion.Italy welcomes the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution on women, peace and security. It is a further step towards the full […]

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8 October 2013
STATEMENT BY THE DEPUTY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ITALY TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AMB. ANTONIO BERNARDINI, AT THE HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT (October 4, 2013) 

Mr. President,Mr. Secretary-General,Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,It is with great sorrow that I take the floor today after the tragedy that took place last night off the shores of my own Country, in the waters surrounding the island of Lampedusa. The shivering figures of this event give us the sense of the magnitude of such a tragedy: […]

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27 September 2013
STATEMENT BY THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER, HON. ENRICO LETTA, AT THE HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON THE SAHEL (September 26, 2013)

Secretary-General, Colleagues,I am honoured to participate in the High-Level Meeting on the Sahel. Substantial advances have been made since the past High level Meeting on the Sahel last year. The people of Mali voted peacefully in their presidential election, showing their desire for stability and democracy. Considerable efforts have been made by the International Community to […]

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27 September 2013
STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF ITALY, HON. ENRICO LETTA, AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE SIXTY-EIGHTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS (September 25, 2013) 

Mr. President, Allow me to congratulate you on your recent appointment as President of the United Nations General Assembly.You can count on Italy’s support in the performance of your responsibilities for the benefit of the international community. I wish to express my full appreciation of the choice of development as the theme of the 68th […]

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25 September 2013
STATEMENT BY THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER, HON. ENRICO LETTA, AT THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT “BUILDING THE FUTURE WE WANT: FROM RIO+ 20 TO THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA” (September 24, 2013)

Mr. President,Mr. Secretary-General,Excellencies,Ladies and gentlemen,This meeting is a significant step in the implementation of the “Future We Want,” the ambitious forward-looking document we adopted last year in Brazil at the Rio+20 Conference.It was an honor for Italy to lead with Brazil the consultations that defined the format and organizational modalities of this Forum. I wish […]

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