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2 April 2024
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

In the framework of the recently concluded 219th session of the UNESCO Executive Board, on Italy’s initiative, a Decision was adopted on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), which will take place next November. Founded in 1964 in Trieste by Nobel Prize laureate in Physics […]

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26 March 2024
World Water Day at UNESCO and launch of the UN World Water Development Report

On 22 March, as part of the World Water Day celebrations, the United Nations World Water Development Report was launched. The report is produced annually by UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) on behalf of all UN agencies dealing with water-related issues (UN-Water). The 2024 edition of the document, entitled ‘Water for Prosperity and Peace’, […]

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20 March 2024
Opening of works of the “Programme and External Relations” Commission

The works of the “Programme and External Relations” (PX) Commission opens today at UNESCO as part of the 219th session of the Executive Council. The Commission will be chaired by Ambassador Liborio Stellino, Permanent Representative of Italy to UNESCO, elected to this role for the two-year period 2024-2025. This is the main commission of the […]

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22 February 2024
World Conference on Culture and Arts Education

Italy participated in a very profiled way in the World Conference on Culture and Arts Education, held February 13-15, 2024 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with a delegation composed of representatives from the Ministry of University and Research, Education and Merit, and Culture. In particular, Sen. Alessandra Gallone, Advisor to the Minister of University […]

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19 February 2024
Conference of February 9th, 2024 at the UNESCO “Closing the Gender Gap in Science: Accelerating Action”

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the conference Closing the Gender Gap in Science: Accelerating Action was held on February 9 at UNESCO in collaboration with L’Association fédérative nationale des étudiants universitaires scientifiques (AFNEUS). The conference was opened by UNESCO Deputy Director General for Natural Sciences, Lidia Brito, […]

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6 February 2024
Ente Parco del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni at UNESCO to present the draft of the area’s integrated management plan

On February 2, 2024, a delegation from the Ente Parco del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni, composed of President Coccorullo, Director Romano and the head of the UNESCO Office of the Park Authority, Dr. Aloia, had a working meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The delegation, accompanied by Amb. Stellino and officials from the […]

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26 January 2024
UNESCO: the music composed in extermination camps to celebrate the International Day of Commemoration

UNESCO has celebrated the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, established by the United Nations in 2005. The event, organized thanks to contributions from the Permanent Representation of Italy and those of Germany, Belgium and Munich, was introduced by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay. In the main hall of […]

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20 January 2024
Third International Symposium on Material and Intangible Cultural Heritage

On 18 and 19 January, the Forlì campus of the University of Bologna hosted the third edition of the International Symposium on Material and Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Past, Present and Future, to which the Italian Representative to UNESCO, Amb. Liborio Stellino, contributed with a videomessage. Organised by the Heritage International Institute (HII) and […]

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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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