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UN Secretary-General's message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - 17 June 2021
UN Secretary-General's message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - 17 June 202106/17/2021

        UN Secretary-General's message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought    Humanity is waging a relentless, self-destructive war on nature. Biodiversity is declining, greenhouse gas concentrations are rising, and our pollution can be found from the remotest islands t...

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UN Global Compact Leaders Summit (15-16 June 2021)
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit (15-16 June 2021)06/16/2021

Statement delivered by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit --- Distinguished guests, dear participants, I am very pleased to participate in this year’s edition of the UN Global Compact Summit. I would like to express my warmes...

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COSP14 - Conference of States Parties
COSP14 - Conference of States Parties 06/15/2021

Statement delivered by the Minister for Disabilities, Erika Stefani, at the Fourteenth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  --- Dear colleagues, it is an honor to speak today at this international gathering. Italy is actively engaged in the p...

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General Assembly - High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
General Assembly - High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS 06/11/2021

Statement delivered by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, at the  High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS --- President of the General Assembly, Deputy Secretary-General, Distinguished participants, Today, with access to adequate treatment, an HIV-positive person can e...

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Fare Cinema 2021
Fare Cinema 2021 06/11/2021

From: 14-06-2021 to: 20-06-2021 online / worldwide free of charge -  The new edition of the week dedicated to the professions of cinema and the promotion of the Italian film industry in the world.   The fourth edition of ‘Fare Cinema’ will be held from 14 to 20 June, the festival dedicated to Itali...

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Press Release MAECI - Italy elected to the UN Economic and Social Council for the triennial 2022-2024
Press Release MAECI - Italy elected to the UN Economic and Social Council for the triennial 2022-202406/08/2021

Italy elected to the UN Economic and Social Council for the 2022-2024 three-year term   On 7 June 2021, in New York, Italy was elected as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ESCOSOC) for the 2022-2024 three-year term, with 175 votes out of 182 voting countries. This was the best result ever achi...

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Message of the UN Secretary-General for World Oceans Day 2021
Message of the UN Secretary-General for World Oceans Day 202106/07/2021

          THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY 8 June 2021   This year’s observance of World Oceans Day falls as the world wrestles with the COVID-19 pandemic, a climate crisis and humankind’s continuing assault on oceans, seas and marine resources. ...

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World Environment Day 2021
World Environment Day 202106/04/2021

VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL MARKING WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 JUNE 2021   (Source: UNRIC)   We are rapidly reaching the point of no return for the planet. We face a triple environmental emergency –biodiversity loss, climate disruption and escalating pollution. For too long, humanity ...

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General Assembly Special Session on “Challenges and Measures to Prevent and Combat Corruption and Strengthen International Cooperation”
General Assembly Special Session on “Challenges and Measures to Prevent and Combat Corruption and Strengthen International Cooperation” 06/03/2021

Statement of the Minister of Justice, H.E. Prof. Marta Cartabia at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on “Challenges and Measures to Prevent and Combat Corruption and Strengthen International Cooperation”.       Mr. President of the General Assembly, Mr. Secretary General, Dist...

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Ripartiamo dal futuro: la Farnesina celebra in tutto il mondo la Festa della Repubblica
Ripartiamo dal futuro: la Farnesina celebra in tutto il mondo la Festa della Repubblica06/02/2021

Digitali, innovativi, sostenibili, competitivi, inclusivi: l’Italia riparte dal futuro nel video realizzato dalla Farnesina per celebrare la Festa della Repubblica in tutto il mondo attraverso la rete di Ambasciate, Consolati e Istituti Italiani di Cultura. Nel video vi è un racconto del Paese che si rimette ...

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2nd June – Message from the Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN in New York, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, on the occasion of the Italian National Day
2nd June – Message from the Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN in New York, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, on the occasion of the Italian National Day06/02/2021

Today, June 2nd 2021, which marks the 75th Anniversary of our Republic – I address my thoughts and best wishes to all of the Italian women and Italian men, who - under any title - have been dedicated to the work of the United Nations, and who have contributed to keeping multilateralism vital and effective. The internati...

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Greeting message from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, at the opening of the Italian Republic Day concert
Greeting message from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, at the opening of the Italian Republic Day concert06/01/2021

Palazzo del Quirinale, 01/06/2021   I would like to thank Maestro Jakub Hrůša and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia who will soon be offering us a splendid moment. I would like to thank Roberto Bolle who - together with the talented Virna Toppi - is gifting the Quirinale with an e...

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