Human Rights

 

Migrations  EUROMED Migration III ConferenceMigrations - 'EUROMED Migration III' ConferenceThe Farnesina is hosting a conference today of the Directors General of EUROMED within the context of the project “EUROMED Migration III”. Introductions were made by Under-Secretary...
Giro: 'Minoranze patrimonio dell’umanità' (Panorama)Che cosa fare per il conflitto in Iraq e Siria? Fin dall’inizio della crisi siriana la comunità internazionale si è divisa tra chi non si voleva schierare e chi non voleva un negoziato tra tutte le parti. Risultato:...
Gentiloni hails adoption of resolution on death penalty moratorium by UN General Assembly “The UN General Assembly’s adoption today of its fifth resolution on a universal moratorium on the death penalty rewards the efforts of both Italy and its international partners”, affirmed Minister for Foreign...
Gentiloni meets Mexican Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña to discuss commercial cooperation, political dialogue and human rightsIn the margins of the closing session of the Italy-Latin America Forum on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (PYMES), the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, met the Mexican...

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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.


 

Latest update: 30/04/2013

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