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4 December 2023
UNESCO General Conference

UNESCO’s 42nd General Conference took place between the 7th and the 22nd November 2023. The Conference is composed of the representatives of the 194 State Members of the Organisation and meets every other year. Non-State Members, Intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and foundations are also invited to participate as observers. Each State has one vote, regardless of […]

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29 November 2023
“Return & Restitution” Intergovernmental Committee

On November 16th, 2023, Italy was re-elected to the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP) during the 42nd session of UNESCO’s General Conference. The Committee is a non-binding legal instrument, established with resolution 20 C4 / 7.6 / […]

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21 November 2023
Italy’s re-election to the MAB Council

On the occasion of the 42nd session of UNESCO’s General Conference, Italy has been re-elected to the International Coordination Council (ICC) of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme (MAB) The MAB programme’s International Coordination Council is composed of 34 State Members elected by UNESCO’s General Conference, held every other year. Between meetings, the Council’s authority […]

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31 October 2023
“Science, She Says!” award (application deadline 31/12/2023)

The Permanent Delegation of Italy to UNESCO and BIE is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) launches the “Science, She Says!” award to recognise junior female scientists who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of science and technology, conducting their research in different regions of the […]

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31 October 2023
”Italian bilateral scientific cooperation award” (application deadline 31/12/2023)

The Italian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and BIE is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has established the Italian bilateral scientific cooperation award which, reaching its sixth edition, is devoted, in alternate years to senior and junior researchers, who have distinguished themselves in the context of their working country. The award […]

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12 October 2023
Man and the Biosphere

Slovenia and Italy have submitted a common request to UNESCO for the creation of a transboundary Biosphere Reserve in the Julian Alps. This initiative aims at merging existing national biosphere reserves (the Slovenian Julian Alps Reserve, established in 2003 and the Italian Julian Prealps reserve, established in 2019). The permanent representatives of both countries to […]

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10 October 2023
The World Heritage Committee has ended in Riyadh

The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee took place from September 10th to 25th in Riyadh. The Committee is composed of 21 Member States, of which Italy is part. The Committee, who examines the state of conservation of all sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, has decided not to include “Venice and its […]

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29 September 2023
Earth Network

On 26 September 2023, at UNESCO headquarters, took place a presentation of the Earth Project Network, an international network of experts who assist countries in need of help in the management of Biosphere Reserves, UNESCO World Heritage sites and Intangible Cultural elements or Geoparks. Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the International Geographic Commission (IOC) […]

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27 September 2023
Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona presented in Paris

In the occasion of the European Heritage Days 2023, the Permanent Representation of Italy organized an event in the Parisian UNESCO headquarters in order to celebrate the “Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona”, inscribed in the Intangible Cultural Heritage list since 5th December 2012. The initiative allowed the public to discover cultural expressions from various regions […]

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14 July 2023
Dolcevita-sur-Seine, Closing Event: an Event along the Banks of the Seine River to Support the Candidature of Roma Expo 2030

On July 13, in the superb setting of the Quai des Celestins along the river Seine in Paris, took place the closing evening of the Dolcevita-sur-Seine festival. Organized by the Palatine Association in collaboration with the Promoting Committee for the Candidature of Roma Expo 2030 and the Italian Permanent Delegation at UNESCO and BIE, the […]

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