The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, visited the UN International Training Centre in Turin. On meeting the interim director of UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), Bettina Ticci Bartsiotas, the Deputy Foreign Minister discussed the perspective of relaunching the Institute, which has the active support of Italy, following the resignation of the last director, Cindy Smith. The Deputy Foreign Minister highlighted the essential institutional and financial support that Italy gives to UNICRI and the importance it gives to the pursuit of the UN sustainable development goal #16 (promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies) of the 2030 Agenda.
In a meeting with Jaffar Javan, Director of the UNSSC (United Nations System Staff College), the Deputy Foreign Minister reaffirmed the will of the Italian Government to support the UNSSC and to promote its activities, also with a view to playing a leading role in training, which is so essential in the implementation of the reforms of the UN System promoted by Secretary General Guterres. Finally, the Deputy Foreign Minister met with the Deputy Director of the International Training Centre of the ILO, Giuseppe Casale. The meeting offered the opportunity to highlight the financial contribution that Italy makes to the Centre and the constant support given to its activities.
Del Re urged that the Centre further expand its activities, with a special focus on the contribution it makes in boosting the labour markets in the Countries of origin of migration flows to Europe.