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Under-Secretary Della Vedova, mission to MinskUnder-Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Benedetto Della Vedova will arrive tomorrow in Minsk for meetings with authorities of the Republic of Belarus that will include Deputy Foreign Minister...
Syria. Attacks in Hasake Province. Unacceptable genocide, says Gentiloni. Preserve Middle East cultural and religious patrimony“I wish to express my firmest condemnation of the religious and ethnic-related violence systematically and viciously perpetrated by the Daesh against local Syrian populations”. Minister for Foreign Affairs and...
Gentiloni: "More money and means for Triton. EU doing too little to save human lives" (La Repubblica)The Minister for Foreign Affairs was quoted after the tragedy at Lampedusa: “the largest economic area in the world cannot spend so little on a humanitarian crisis that everyone considers intolerable”. Interview...
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation For Italy a traditional battle for civility says Gentiloni Important events today at the UN in New York and GenevaInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. For Italy, a traditional battle for civility, says Gentiloni. Important events today at the UN in New York and Geneva“For many years now, Italy has been in the front line in combating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and has been taking this campaign forward within Italy too, with very...

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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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