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UNESCO – Intangible Cultural Heritage: First Italian Expert In the Evaluation Body
UNESCO – Intangible Cultural Heritage: First Italian Expert In the Evaluation Body 12/10/2018

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 ...

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The Carabinieri Present the 2019 Italian World-Heritage Sites Historical Calendar and Agenda
The Carabinieri Present the 2019 Italian World-Heritage Sites Historical Calendar and Agenda 12/03/2018

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 Cultu...

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The Art of Dry-Stone Walling, knowledge and techniques” inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List
"The Art of Dry-Stone Walling, knowledge and techniques” inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List 11/29/2018

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...

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Ambassador Massimo Riccardo is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to UNESCO
Ambassador Massimo Riccardo is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to UNESCO10/11/2018

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...

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UNESCO – European Heritage Days: the Carabinieri TPC at #UNESCOHeritageLab”
UNESCO – European Heritage Days: the Carabinieri TPC at #UNESCOHeritageLab”09/18/2018

The #UNESCOHeritageLab event was organized by UNESCO during the European Heritage Days (15-16 September 2018) in order to present technological innovations applied to heritage conservation and restauration. The Carabinieri Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (TPC) was invited to set up a stand in order to...

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UNESCO - Partecipazione della Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo all’UNESCO Partners Forum
UNESCO - Partecipazione della Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo all’UNESCO Partners Forum09/12/2018

Nel quadro della prima edizione dell’UNESCO Partners Forum il Vice Direttore Generale della Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo, Min. Luca Maestripieri, ha preso parte alla tavola rotonda “Dialogo sulle priorità condivise e gli impegni futuri”.  Nel corso del suo intervento il Dire...

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UNESCO: Revive the Spirit of Mosul – Italy Announces a 2 Million Euro Contribution
UNESCO: "Revive the Spirit of Mosul" – Italy Announces a 2 Million Euro Contribution 09/11/2018

During today’s international conference « Revive the Spirit of Mosul » held at UNESCO, Italy’s Permanent Delegate, Amb. Vincenza Lomonaco, and the Deputy Director-General of the Agency for Cooperation to Development, Luca Maestripieri, announced a 2 million euro contribution to finance r...

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The General Commander of the Carabinieri Corps, Gen. Giovanni Nistri, visits UNESCO
The General Commander of the Carabinieri Corps, Gen. Giovanni Nistri, visits UNESCO07/24/2018

On July 24 2018, the General Commander of the Carabinieri Corps, Gen. Giovanni Nistri, met with UNESCO’s Director General, Audrey Azoulay. The Director General expressed her full appreciation for Carabinieri’s excellent work in international crises zones, namely Iraq. She expressed the wish for joint opera...

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Val Camonica - Alto Sebino and Monte Peglia Enter the World Network of Biosphere Reserves
Val Camonica - Alto Sebino and Monte Peglia Enter the World Network of Biosphere Reserves 07/24/2018

Val Camonica - Alto Sebino and Monte Peglia the World Network of UNESCO’s MAB Programme (Man and Biosphere).  The International Coordination Council of the MAB Programme, currently taking place in Indonesia, inscribed 24 new Biosphere Reserves, 2 of which Italian. It also approved the extension of the Ticino ...

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Minister for Environment Gen. Costa visits UNESCO
Minister for Environment Gen. Costa visits UNESCO 07/24/2018

General Sergio Costa, the Italian Minister for Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea, met UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay on July 24.   Press Release: http://www.minambiente.it/comunicati/ambiente-caschi-verdi-la-proposta-italiana-difesa-delle-aree-verdi-del-pianeta-arriva   Coverage on RaiNew...

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Italy’s World Heritage Properties Record Strengthened by the Inscription of “Ivrea, Industrial City of the 20th Century”, and the Report to 2019 of “ The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene »
Italy’s World Heritage Properties Record Strengthened by the Inscription of “Ivrea, Industrial City of the 20th Century”, and the Report to 2019 of “ The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene »07/02/2018

Under the leadership of Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Giulio Picchi, the Italian Delegation to the World Heritage Committee comes back from Manama, where Member States are meeting, with the inscription of Ivrea and the negative evaluation of the advisory body turned into a report to 2019 for the Prosecco Hills. This...

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Best Wishes to UNESCO’s New Top Management Members !
Best Wishes to UNESCO’s New Top Management Members ! 06/22/2018

In the presence of UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay, a welcome reception was held yesterday evening for the Organization’s new Deputy Director-General Xing Qu (China) and the new Assistant Director-General (ADG) for Culture, Ernesto Renato Ottone Ramirez (Chile), for Education, Stefania Giannini (Ita...

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UNESCO: Global Network of Water Museums
UNESCO: Global Network of Water Museums06/15/2018

This initiative, which was promoted by Italy at UNESCO, goes beyond the traditional concept of « museum ». In the framework of the International Hydrology Programme (IHP), Italy has proposed the creation of a Global Network of Water Museums under the auspices of UNESCO. As of today, 60 museums al...

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Pesaro, UNESCO Creative City for Music Presents the 2018 Edition of the Rossini Opera Festival
Pesaro, UNESCO Creative City for Music Presents the 2018 Edition of the Rossini Opera Festival06/14/2018

The 2018 edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, which is devoted to the 15th anniversary of the composer’s death, was presented at UNESCO in the presence of representatives of the 195 Member States. In her welcoming speech, Ambassador Vincenza Lomonaco underlined the value of music as a founding element of every people...

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Elezione dell’Italia, per la prima volta, alla Presidenza dell’Assemblea Generale della Convenzione UNESCO sul Patrimonio culturale immateriale
Elezione dell’Italia, per la prima volta, alla Presidenza dell’Assemblea Generale della Convenzione UNESCO sul Patrimonio culturale immateriale06/05/2018

Iniziati stamattina i lavori della VII sessione dell’Assemblea Generale degli Stati membri della Convenzione UNESCO per la salvaguardia del Patrimonio culturale immateriale, con l'elezione, all’unanimità, alla Presidenza della sessione della Rappresentante Permanente d’Italia presso l’UNESCO, Amb. ...

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