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Press Release – The UN explained in two minutes to the Italian public.


The UN explained in two minutes to the Italian public.

New York, January 7th 2022. The Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN has launched a video podcast called “One Month at the UN…in two minutes”. Starting in January, the Mission will post a video previewing the main events on the UN agenda for the current month. The two-minute podcast will come out every month and will be available on the Mission’s web channels and socials.

The Permanent Representative, Ambassador Maurizio Massari, wants to reach the whole Italian public, including International Relations students and the “non-experts”, for them to learn more and more about the work of the most important international organization in charge with ensuring world peace and security, and safeguarding human rights and sustainable development.

In the Ambassador’s own words, the goal is to “open the UN headquarters’ door to the Italian public”, and “bridge the gap widened by the restrictions enforced during the pandemic”. Due to such restrictions, tours of the UN Headquarters and in-person internships for students visiting New York have been significantly curtailed.

During the first episode, the Permanent Representative will focus on the Security Council’s agenda, including the two-year partnership just launched between Italy and Albania within this fundamental organ, and the work ahead for the General Assembly and ECOSOC – UN’s third most important organ, where Italy just renewed its three-year mandate.

This new video podcast will join the podcast launched in 2021 “Voci dal Palazzo di Vetro” (in Italian the UN Headquarters are also referred to as the “Glass Building”), that can be listened to on Spotify and all the major platforms. Also in 2021, the Mission launched the mini-series “The UN in one minute”, available on its Facebook and Instagram pages.