Online - October 22nd, 2020
Rome, 22 October 2020 – Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, UNIDO ITPO Italy proudly participated in the high-level ceremony “UN75: 2020 and Beyond. Shaping Our Future Together” organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) on 22 October in Rome.
The event gathered all the UN bodies located in Italy – from the UN Global Service Centre in Brindisi to the UN hub in Rome, and all the agencies and offices across the country – who also had the opportunity to broadcast individual video messages to extend their greetings and best wishes to the participants at the ceremony. In this framework, UNIDO ITPO Italy Head Ms. Diana Battaggia promoted the mandate of the Office and highlighted the importance of this occasion for the United Nations in Italy.
The ceremony was opened by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ms. Marina Sereni, followed by the intervention of Mr. Franco Frattini, President of SIOI. Notably, the event also featured the reading of a message from the President of the Italian Republic, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, and a video message by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Luigi di Maio.