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UN: Human Rights Council adopts first Resolution on prevention of child, early and forced marriageUN: Human Rights Council adopts first Resolution on prevention of child, early and forced marriageThe Human Rights Council of the United Nations today (2 July 2015) adopted by consensus the first substantive Resolution on Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate...
Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United StatesThe Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, express our deep concern about the ongoing violence within Libya, and the expansion of terrorism in Libya. We recognize...
“We can only fight terror if we’re united”, says Gentiloni (Il Messaggero)“To combat terrorism, we need to be united. Including the political forces, and by working with the representatives of over 1.2 million Italian Muslims who have every interest in isolating and defeating the small...
Gentiloni, the EuNavFor against people trafficking Gentiloni, the EuNavFor against people trafficking Minister for Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, who is participating in a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, asserted that the EUNavFor mission against people...

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The defence of human rights, in addition to reflecting the profound principles that underpin our own political and social systems, are among the main prerequisites for ensuring justice, peace and stability at the international level. That is why Italy continues in its convinced efforts to promote and protect human rights around the world, understood not so much as the sum of all the issues associated with humanitarian and political crises, but as a structural and systematic aspect of foreign policy.

An open-dialogue approach

Italy’s international commitment is based on an open dialogue approach respectful of diversity but founded on the principle of universal human rights. It goes hand-in-hand with support for the social and economic development of the least advantaged nations through cooperation programmes.

Shared standards and mechanisms to monitor compliance

Italy makes use of a series of bilateral and multilateral instruments, both universal and regional. Their general aim is to strengthen shared standards in the field of human rights and design mechanisms by which to monitor compliance with and the  application of those standards. This also involves Italy’s civil society and, in particular, NGOs and citizens’ associations active in this field.


 


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