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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Legality and security in Latin America : strategies, shared experiences, and cooperation perspectives (Farnesina, 16 December 2016

On Friday, 16 December, from 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) will host the Conference entitled “Legality and security in Latin America: strategies, shared experiences, and cooperation perspectives”, organised as part of the celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of the Italo–Latin American Institute (IILA).

The Conference will unite the Ministers of Justice of many Latin American Countries and the representatives of several regional Organisations, in a dialogue with the officials of Italian institutions to jointly take stock of the situation and outline the perspectives of the fruitful Italo-Latin American cooperation in the key areas of security and combating transnational organised crime.   

The event issues from Italy’s five years of operational cooperation (2011-2016) with the Central American Integration System (SICA) and with SICA Member Countries in combating organised crime and in supporting the Rule of Law, traditionally the two most dynamic areas of mutual interest which have given rise to significant synergies and cooperation, especially through training programmes for magistrates and Public Security forces, jointly organised by MAECI and IILA.   

The Conference programme envisages a Ministerial Round table, open to the press, at 2:15 p.m., including contributions, among others, by the Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando, followed by closing remarks, open to the press, by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Republic of Colombia and recent Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Juan Manuel Santos Calderòn, and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, introduced by the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General, Elisabetta Belloni.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the Ministerial Round Table and the closing remarks to the Conference are requested to apply for accreditation in one of the following two ways:

–    by filling the interactive form at the link, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country).    

 –   by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organisation (or press card) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country.

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry from the main entrance– left-hand side – from 1:15 to 2 p.m.