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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 Day06/01/2020

Today, June 2nd 2020 is a national day of celebration for all Italians - in Italy and throughout the world. Marking 74 years since the founding of the Italian Republic and the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, Italy and the international community are facing the greatest challenge ever to emerge after World War II:...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Press Release. Italy re-elected to the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Press Release. Italy re-elected to the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership05/29/2020

Italy re-elected to the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership: international commitment to transparency, legality and the fight against corruption confirmed --- Italy was once again elected to the Executive Committee of the Open Government Partnership, being the most voted candidate and winning the seat...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Press Release. United Nations International Day of Peacekeepers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Press Release. United Nations International Day of Peacekeepers05/29/2020

Italy celebrates the role of women on the United Nations International Day of Peacekeepers.---   Italy reaffirms its commitment within the United Nations for international peace and security on the occasion of the 18th International Day of the United Nations Peacekeepers. Established in 2003, the day pays tribut...

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High-Level Event on Protecting Education from Attack
High-Level Event on Protecting Education from Attack05/28/2020

Statement delivered by Ambassador Stefano Stefanile, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations at the High level Event dedicated to “Protecting Education from Attack: Scope, Impact and Response”. --- Thank you, Madame Moderator, I welcome this very interesting debate: it is important tha...

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Security Council – Open Debate – Joint Statement by “Group of Friends of the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts”
Security Council – Open Debate – Joint Statement by “Group of Friends of the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts”05/27/2020

UNSC Open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts Joint Statement by the Group of Friends of the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts 27 May 2020 Mr. President, 1. This statement is issued on behalf of members of the Group of Friends of the Protection of Civilians in armed conflict (PoC): Australia,...

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Security Council - Open Debate (VTC)
Security Council - Open Debate (VTC) 05/27/2020

Statement delivered by Italy at the Security Council VTC Open Debate on Protection of civilians in armed conflicts --- Mr. President, I would like to thank the Estonian Presidency for organizing this annual Open Debate. Italy aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and to the one made by Switzerland...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Press Release. Africa Day 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Press Release. Africa Day 202005/22/2020

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, this year's celebration of Africa Day2020, Monday 25th May, will be characterised by an innovative digital format, with an artistic and cultural content dedicated to the African continent. At the instigation of Deputy Minister Emanuela Del Re, in agreement with Minister Luigi Di Maio, the Foreign...

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Security Council - Meeting in Arria - Formula on “Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”
Security Council - Meeting in Arria - Formula on “Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”05/22/2020

Statement delivered by Italy at the Security Council - Meeting in Arria Formula on “Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”---   Mr. President, thank you for organizing this important and timely meeting We strongly commend the Estonian Presidency for this initiative and for the outstandi...

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