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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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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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15 November 2023
The 8th edition of the “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World” with Minister Lollobrigida

On the occasion of the eighth edition of the “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World,” the Italian Permanent Representation to UNESCO, together with the ICE Office in Paris, contributed to the realization of the gala evening hosted by the Italian Embassy in Paris on November 14, 2023, which was attended by the Minister for […]

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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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