Deputy Minister Emanuela Del Re participated, as keynote speaker, in the Crisis Governance Forum, organised by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). The Conference focused on the role of good governance, justice and the rule of law in addressing the current health crisis and promoting a sustainable response to COVID-19.
The Deputy Minister recalled that Italy was the first European country to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. “While, hopefully, the worst phase of the crisis is now over in Italy, our experience is now available to those countries that are still struggling against the virus or are seriously affected by its socio-economic consequences” – Ms. Del Re said in her speech. The Deputy Minister also referred to the inter-institutional Committee meeting held on Tuesday at the Foreign Ministry, on Italy’s contribution to the prevention of and global response to the pandemic: “a national platform comprising public and private players engaged in coordinating Italy’s contribution in many sectors, with a view to building a unified and coherent response”.
“This crisis poses crucial challenges for policymakers, but I believe it also offers us the opportunity to learn from this emergency, to better promote the rule of law and sustainable development and to improve local, national, international and global governance” – Ms. Del Re added – “The recovery will also be an ‘opportunity’ for all levels of government to rebuild more inclusive, equal, resilient and sustainable societies, enabling us to achieve the SDG 16, which is crucial for implementing the 2030 Agenda”.