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UN Secretary-General's message on World Press Freedom Day
UN Secretary-General's message on World Press Freedom Day05/02/2021

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- VIDEO MESSAGE MARKING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY New York, 03 MAY 2021       The global challenges we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic underline the critical role of reliable, verified and universally accessible information in saving lives and buil...

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EU Statement – United Nations Committee on Information: General Debate
EU Statement – United Nations Committee on Information: General Debate04/28/2021

Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the 43rd Session of the United Nations Committee on Information: General Debate --- 26 April 2021, New York  Mr. Chair, Madam Under-Secretary-General, distinguished colleagues, I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Me...

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General Assembly - High-level thematic debate on digital cooperation and connectivity
General Assembly - High-level thematic debate on digital cooperation and connectivity04/27/2021

Statement delivered by the Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition, Vittorio Colao, at the UN Generla Assembly High-level thematic debate on digital cooperation and connectivity --- Ladies and gentlemen, The digital transformation is moving at an unprecedented speed globally. In 2019, 64% of European...

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Security Council Open Debate on the “Protection of objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population”
Security Council Open Debate on the “Protection of objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population”04/27/2021

Statement delivered by Italy at the Security Council Open Debate on the “Protection of objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population”. ---   Mr. President, Italy would like to thank the Vietnamese Presidency for organizing this open debate and aligns itself with the statement of the Eur...

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UN Secretary-General's message on the Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
UN Secretary-General's message on the Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 04/23/2021

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- VIDEO MESSAGE MARKING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MULTILATERALISM AND DIPLOMACY FOR PEACE New York, 24 April 2021     The COVID-19 pandemic is a tragic reminder of how deeply connected we are. There is a clear and urgent need for concrete multilateral solutions, based ...

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Press Release - Della Vedova at the UN: urban security and safety requires the guarantee of human rights
Press Release - Della Vedova at the UN: urban security and safety requires the guarantee of human rights04/22/2021

Deputy Minister Della Vedova has participated today, with a video message, in the High-level Debate on Urban Safety, at the UN General Assembly. The event, held in a hybrid format, has been organized to implement Resolution No. 75/196 on strengthening the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme,...

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International Mother Earth Day - 22 April 2021
International Mother Earth Day - 22 April 202104/22/2021

  Remarks by Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, at the Leaders Summit on Climate.        Secretary-General's message for International Mother Earth Day         Ministry of the Ecological Transition – International Mother Earth Day 2021          

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General Assembly - Plenary Meeting on Prevention of armed conflict
General Assembly - Plenary Meeting on "Prevention of armed conflict"04/21/2021

Statement delivered by Ambassador Stefano Stefanile, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, at the General Assembly plenary meeting on the Prevention of armed conflict. ---   Thank you Mr. President. Italy aligns itself with the statement delivered by the Head of Delegation of the European Union....

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Phone call between Prime Minister Draghi and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres
Phone call between Prime Minister Draghi and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres04/20/2021

Prime Minister Draghi had a phone call with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, this afternoon.  The conversation was focused on the main global issues, also in the framework of the Italian G20 Presidency: international cooperation in the fight against pandemic, climate chan...

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Minister Di Maio meets the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
Minister Di Maio meets the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi04/16/2021

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has been received today at the Foreign Ministry by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio. The talks have focused on the new initiatives to further strengthen the already excellent cooperation between Italy and the UNHCR. While...

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2021 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development
2021 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development 04/12/2021

Statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Marina Sereni, at the 2021 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development       

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2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum - Interactive Roundtable on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals With & For Youth
2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum - Interactive Roundtable on "Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals With & For Youth"04/08/2021

Statement delivered by the Minister for Youth Policies, Fabiana Dadone, at the 2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum - Interactive roundtable on  “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals With & For Youth” --- Good morning to everybody, I am very pleased to participate in this meeting of the ECOSOC Youth F...

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