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17 May 2019
Italy’s Environment Minister Sergio Costa At UNESCO’s International Water Conference: “No To Speculation on Water”

“Almost 1.4 million people die every year due to diseases linked to polluted drinkable water ; 3 persons out of 10 don’t have access to clean water and 6 persons out of 10 don’t have access to proper sanitation services. The lack of drinkable water or its contamination are responsible for the death of the highest […]

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15 May 2019
UNESCO: The Italian Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Participates In The UNESCO International Water Conference and The Launching Of The Project “Empowering Young People in Africa through Media and Communication”

Italy’s Vice-Ministre for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, participated in the UNESCO International Water Conference. The Vice-Minister intervened in the panel on promoting a gender-based approch to water security. She underlined the need to have a strong focus on women and girls while promoting the right to water. “Water – she declared – […]

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14 May 2019
Visit of the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Alberto Bonisoli, to UNESCO

Press release: http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/Contenuti/MibacUnif/Comunicati/visualizza_asset.html_119410042.html  

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8 May 2019
UNESCO Executive Board. National Statement at the Plenary Debate of the 206th session, delivered by H.E. Ambassador Massimo Riccardo

Monsieur le Président du Conseil Exécutif, Madame la Présidente de la Conférence Générale, Madame la Directrice Générale, Chers Collègues, Permettez-moi une réflexion. Les grands défis contemporains relèvent pour l’essentiel du mandat de l’UNESCO: la fracture des inégalités, le défi écologique, le bouleversement technologique, dans un cadre où la nécessité de promouvoir le droits de l’homme, […]

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16 April 2019
Fire at Notre-Dame de Paris: UNESCO’s Solidarity and Engagement for Its Reconstruction

A formal declaration adopted by UNESCO’s Executive Board upon Italy’s initiative has been  presented to French President Emmanuel Macron in order to reiterate the importance of cultural heritage after the fire which devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral. This initiative follows up on the work carried out by Italy at UNESCO in order to protect and enhance cultural […]

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25 January 2019
Italian national commission for UNESCO: meeting of the management board

Yesterday the management board of the Italian national commission for UNESCO has decided upon Italy’s future candidatures to the World Heritage List.   Read the press release

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10 December 2018
UNESCO – Intangible Cultural Heritage: First Italian Expert In the Evaluation Body

Italy enters for the first time the evaluation body of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. Prof. Pier Luigi Petrillo was elected by the 24 members for the intergovernmental committee of the Convention during its 13th session in Port Louis (Mauritius). The evaluation body is called to examine the candidatures […]

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3 December 2018
The Carabinieri Present the 2019 Italian World-Heritage Sites Historical Calendar and Agenda

The 2019 edition of the historical calendar and agenda of the Carabinieri, which is prefaced by UNESCO’s Director general Audrey Azoulay and devoted to Italy’s World Heritage Sites, has been presented yesterday during a ceremony at the Carabinieri Officials’ School in Rome. The Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Umberto Bonisoli, attended the ceremony, […]

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29 November 2018
“The Art of Dry-Stone Walling, knowledge and techniques” inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

The yearly meeting of the UNESCO Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is taking place in Port Louis (Mauritius), has inscribed “The Art of Dry-Stone Walling, knowledge and techniques”, which was presented by Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland, on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Italy counts 9 elements […]

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11 October 2018
Ambassador Massimo Riccardo is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to UNESCO

Ambassador Massimo Riccardo started his mandate at the beginning of UNESCO’s Executive Board, replacing Ambassador Vincenza Lomonaco who returned to Rome upon the end of her term. Ambassador Riccardo recently met with UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, for the presentation of his credentials and to discuss ongoing relations between Italy and the Organization in its main […]

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