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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Conference “Protecting and Promoting Human Rights” (Farnesina, 22 July 2015)

The conference “Protecting and Promoting Human Rights” will take place in the Farnesina’s International Conference Room  on Wednesday 22 July from 10:00 to 12:30.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Paolo Gentiloni will open the discussions.

Organised by the Interministerial Committee on Human Rights (CIDU), the event involves PMs, NGOs, foreign diplomats and representatives of the civil society involved in human rights, and specifically with regard to the institution in Italy of an independent national sector agency.

Speakers are to include President of the Senate Extraordinary Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights Senator Luigi Marconi and Chamber of Deputies President of the Permanent Committee on Human Rights the Hon. Mario Marazziti. Other participants will include former-Minister for Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino, Secretary General of the European Network of National Independent Agencies Debbie Kohner and Professor of the University of Padua Antonio Papisca.  

The event will conclude with a debate moderated by President of the Interministerial Committee on Human Rights Min. Plen. Gianludovico de Martino.

Online accreditation system.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

– complete the interactive form available at

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

Required digital documentation:

–       a letter from your media organisation

–      for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Press and Institutional Communication Service, address

(tel. 06/3691.3432-8573-8210).

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry by the main entrance (left-hand side) at 9.30.


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