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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – “Starting from girls. Women Forum on inequality and sustainable growth”

On 7 and 8 April 2017, the Farnesina will host  “Starting from girls. Women Forum on inequality and sustainable growth”, an International Dialogue Forum. The forum is organized as part of the Italian G7 Presidency activities in cooperation with WE-Women Empower the World, the Aspen Initiative for Europe, and Valore D.
“Strengthening young women’s rights and abilities is an essential condition to have them become true agents of change. The gender gap must be bridged if we want to guarantee inclusive growth and development, in line with the priorities set out by the Italian G7 Presidency,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano.
The Dialogue Forum is designed to build an international alliance for the empowerment of women, which is an essential stepping stone towards a more equitable and sustainable growth. A series of proposals for the G7 will be discussed with a view to strengthening the contribution of women to the economy, their participation in the labour market, in technological development and sustainability. Special attention will be paid to migration – “women on the move” and to the evolution of the global care chain and its impact on people’s health and on health care systems. The media will have access to the following events:Friday , 7 April:  Plenary Session 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Saturday, 8 April:
Final Plenary Session  8:30 am- 1:00 pm . Press Conference 1:00 pm
Results and proposals will be presented at the final press conference scheduled at 1:00 pm on Saturday, 8 April 2017.
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF, Washington, DC. will participate in the conference via video-conference. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and  Security Policy is expected to send a video message on the themes on the meeting’s agenda.

The conference will be attended, among others, by  Maria Elena Boschi, Italian Undersecretary of State, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Rome; Valeria Fedeli, Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research; Beatrice Lorenzin, Italian Minister of Health, Rome; Emma Bonino, President, WE-Women Empower the World; President, European Council on Foreign Relations; Marta Dassù, Chair, The Aspen Initiative for Europe; Executive President, WE-Women Empower the World; Linda Lanzillotta, Vice President, Italian Senate; Vincenzo Amendola, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome; Mario Giro, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome; Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome; Imen Ben Mohamed, Member, The Ennahdha Party, Tunis; Marc Benayoun, Chief Executive Officer, Edison, Milan; Diana Bracco, President and CEO, Bracco Group, Milan; Flavia Bustreo, Deputy Director General, WHO   World Health Organization, Geneve; Ilaria Capua, Director, One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Catherine Colonna, Ambassador of France to Italy, Rome; Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome; Chantal De Jonge Oudraat, President, WIIS-Women in International Security, Washington,DC;  Maria Patrizia Grieco, Chairman, Enel, Rome; Emerine Kabanshi,Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Zambia; Moushira Khattab, Former Minister of Family and Population of Egypt; Human Rights Activist, Cairo; Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Chair of the Executive Board, WPL-Women Political Leaders Global Forum, Brussels; Monica Maggioni, Chairman, RAI   Radio Televisione Italiana, Rome; Marialina Marcucci, President, Robert F. Kennedy Foundation of Europe, Rome; Sandra Mori, President, Valore D, Milan; Monica Parrella, Director General, Department for Equal Opportunities, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Rome; Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, OECD   Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris; Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO Ikea Switzerland and Board Member IKEA Food, Zurich; Hanna Serwaah Tetteh, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana; Lawyer, “Osafo Buabeng & Co” Law Firm, Tema, Ghana; Helle Thorning Schmidt, CEO, Save the Children, Fairfield, CT; Luisa Todini, Chair of the Steering Committee, Project Grow-Generating Real Opportunities for Women, Rome; Beatrice Trussardi, Chairman, Friends of Aspen; President, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; Susanne Marianne Wasum Rainer, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Italy, Rome; Avivah Wittenberg Cox, CEO, 20 first, London; Alexander Zehnder, Chairman and CEO, Sanofi, Milan; Princess Sarah Zeid, Her Royal Highness of Jordan.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event 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 can collect their accreditation badges at the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation according to the following schedule:

Friday, 7 April

Main entrance, left-hand side

from 1:15 pm to 1:45          (to follow the Plenary Session – 2:00pm – 4:15pm)

Saturday , 8 April

Main entrance, left-handside:

from 8:00 am to 8:30 am             (to follow the Plenary Session –  8:30am -1:00 pm)  from 12:15 pm to 12:45          (to follow the press conference – 1:00 pm)