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8 December 2021
Italy and the Fight against Anti-Semitism in the context of ODIHR activities

Anti-Semitism is one of the priorities of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). In close cooperation with civil society, ODIHR works to highlight anti-Semitism where it still persists and provides advice on how to counter it. In particular, the Office regularly publishes teaching materials to help teachers in middle and high schools […]

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22 July 2021
Italy committed alongside the OSCE for gender equality in the police force in Montenegro

Within the OSCE framework, Italy also attaches great importance to the women, peace and security agenda, gender equality and women’s empowerment. Thanks to Italy’s financial support, the OSCE was able to complete a pilot project in 2021 aimed at increasing and strengthening the presence of women within the Montenegrin Police. The project saw the realization […]

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24 March 2021
Project “Preserving Cultural Heritage”, implemented with the Association “Rondine – Citadel of Peace” and the OSCE in the South Caucasus

Within the framework of the Italian OSCE Chairmanship in 2018, one of the priorities was to maintain a high focus on protracted conflicts in Europe and their impact on the lives of the affected populations. In the context of Georgia, this meant addressing the practical consequences of the unresolved 2008 conflict and supporting mutual trust-building […]

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3 February 2021
Italian initiative: call for ideas and award competition for young European citizens

Thanks to the initiative and financial support by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative (AII) launched a new initiative “Active Young Citizens for Sustainable Development” The project is designed to stimulate the engagement of the youth in the framework of the […]

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8 January 2021
Italy, OSCE and Euro-Mediterranean security

Over the last few years, the OSCE Partnership for Co-operation with Mediterranean Countries enhanced and expanded its tools, thanks in particular to the impulse given by the Italian Chairmanship of the OSCE Mediterranean Contact Group in 2017. Since then more initiatives followed, with the aim of expanding the Organization’s attention towards the Mediterranean region. To […]

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14 February 2019
Ambassador Azzoni’s interview with Security and Human Rights Monitor (14 February 2019)

Ambassador Azzoni gave an interview to OSCE-focused online magazine Security and Human Rights Monitor, sharing his reflections on the outcomes of the 2018 Italian Chairmanship of the OSCE. The full-text of the interview in English is available at the following link:

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21 January 2019
Scholarship for Peace and Security 2019

Scholarship for Peace and Security 2019 The Scholarship for Peace and Security is a joint initiative of the OSCE and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna, in partnership with a number of organisations whose work contributes to disarmament, non-proliferation (DNP) and development-related issues. The initiative offers a training programme providing foundational skills […]

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21 December 2018
Outcomes of the Milan XXV OSCE Ministerial Council (6-7 December 2018)

Con il XXV Consiglio Ministeriale di Milano, si è simbolicamente conclusa la Presidenza italiana dell’OSCE. La riunione dei 57 Ministri degli Esteri degli Stati Partecipanti ha fornito un’ulteriore occasione per valorizzare il ruolo dell’Organizzazione come piattaforma di dialogo e cooperazione regionale del tutto unica che riunisce gli Stati Uniti, la Russia nonché tutti gli altri […]

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26 November 2018
25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

To celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Italy reaffirms its strong commitment to promoting gender equality and combating all forms of discrimination and violence against women, which is among its priorities also in view of its three-year term on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) from 1 January 2019.As […]

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29 October 2018
Undersecretary Picchi opens Rome Conference on Combating intolerance and discrimination, especially regarding religion or belief

Government officials and representatives of civil society and religious communities discussed good practices for addressing racism, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination, including on the basis of gender, and for countering anti-Semitism and intolerance against Muslims, Christians and members of other religions at an OSCE conference in Rome yesterday. Organized by the 2018 Italian OSCE […]

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