Today, on the sidelines of the High-Level Week of the United Nations 77th General Assembly Italy, in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sierra Leone and the European Union, promoted an event on the moratorium on the use of the death penalty.
In her remarks, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, reaffirmed Italy’s firm commitment to the global campaign for the abolition of the death penalty and recalled that our Country is in the forefront on these issues. Indeed, it is since 2007 that Italy makes a decisive contribution towards the adoption of the General Assembly’s biannual resolution for a universal moratorium on the use of the death penalty, which is due to be again submitted to the attention of UN members next autumn.
The New York-hosted event enabled participants to share and exchange opinions on the best practices put in place by the States in view of the abolition of the death penalty. The debate also offered the opportunity to analyse the cooperation with civil society with a view to supporting the governments’ actions to achieve this goal.