UPDATE – PRESS ACCREDITATION NOTE
SDG 16 CONFERENCE
ROME 30 May – 1 June 2023
From 30 May to 1 June, the 4th Global Conference on the Status of Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 16, which aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, will be held at the Farnesina in the International Conference Hall.
The event, entitled “SDG 16 as a compass for navigating intersecting crises”, is organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
The Conference – opened by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Edmondo Cirielli – represents the most relevant moment of in-depth analysis on one of the most qualifying and transversal Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. By organising the Conference, Italy has gained substantial leadership in its advancement. The results of the Conference will contribute to the preparations and resolutions of the intergovernmental meetings on the 2030 Agenda in the coming months, including the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July and the SDG Summit in September.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Antonio Tajani will open the 31 May plenary session at 9:30 a.m.
A photo-opportunity is scheduled at 9.20 a.m.
The session, entitled “Promoting participatory decision making to accelerate transformative action: food systems and climate change” will be dedicated to two major challenges of our time – food security and climate change – and to the best practices of participatory governance that have been implemented to address them. FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu and WFP Executive Director Cindy McCain will also participate.
The event will be streamed live on the Foreign Ministry’s YouTube channel.
Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in following the 31 May session in person may send the relevant accreditation request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. 06 3691 3432 – 8573 – 3078 or 8210) by Tuesday 30 May, 4:00 p.m., attaching the following:
for representatives of the Italian press:
- copy of an identity document
- letter of assignment from the newspaper of affiliation or – in the absence of the latter – copy of a professional card.
For representatives of foreign press organisations not accredited at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
- copy of an identity document
- letter from the newspaper of affiliation
- Verbal Note of the Embassy in Rome of the country of the press organisation represented.
For representatives of foreign press already accredited at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the request shall be sent with a copy of an identity document attached.
Accredited journalists, photographers and cameramen may enter the Foreign Ministry from the main entrance, left side, from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. on 31 May.
“Submitting the above-mentioned personal data means authorising the use thereof in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 and the GDPR (EU Regulation 2016/679) by the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the data controller, for strictly professional purposes and/or purposes related to the performance of the event in question.”