Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi will present the 2012 edition of the Italian Human Rights Yearbook at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday 20 September 2012, at 09.30. The Yearbook is produced by the “Inter-Departmental Centre for Human Rights” at the University of Padua. It covers the initiatives taken by Italy in all the international fora to promote the protection and affirmation of the fundamental human rights.
Speakers at the presentation will include the Chair of the Senate’s Special Committee for Human Rights, Pietro Marcenaro, and the Director of the Centre, Marco Mascia.
The opening addresses will be followed by a debate that will open with a presentation of the Yearbook by the founder of the Centre, and editor, Antonio Papisca. This will be followed by addresses by authoritative journalists and academics: Umberto Leanza, Ersiliagrazia Spatafora, Massimo Panebianco, Barbara Terenzi, Maurizio Caprara and Carlo Bonini.
The event will be closed by the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Staffan De Mistura.
Journalists and camera operators interested in following the event are asked to apply for accreditation using the online accreditation system. Please complete the interactive form available at http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp to which all required documentation not already submitted must be attached in digital format. This includes a letter from their media organisation, on company letterhead, and, for foreign journalists in Italy, a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of their media organisation).
If it is not possible to complete the online accreditation procedure, applications should be sent by fax to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (fax 06/3691.2122–tel. 06/3691.3432)
Accredited journalists/photographers should enter the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the main entrance (left-hand side), from 09.00 onwards.