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  • Two months of intense organizational efforts from i-Italy between Naples and New York, a great collaboration with the Consulate General and the other institutions of Sistema Italia, enthusiastic and generous support from all sectors of the community. These ingredients made for the success of the mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris’ trip to New York. Street encounters in the Little Italies of Manhattan and the Bronx, conferences in the two major university institutes, meetings with entrepreneurs and tourism agencies – and a great human connection with mayor Bill de Blasio. At the center of it all, an atypical and unexpected Naples, the emblem of an inclusive city, which volunteers alongside New York to jumpstart an international movement towards the globalization of the rights to citizenship – a globalization of humans, not just of capital and merchandize.
  • Is Italy showing signs of turning racist? The pressure of migration brings new stresses to a country which has had, until now, a proud history of open-mindedness. Because the avalanche of newcomers is not about to be stopped, to seek a peaceful solution to the role of Libya could help, Laura Boldrini suggests.
  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(March 24, 2015)
    After six years of work and planning, EXPO 2015 opens in Milan in less than five weeks, and you can almost hear the organizers’ sighs of relief as work on the pavilions is being completed, and the goal of selling 10 million tickets before its official opening May 1 looms within sight. Organizers of this ambitious world’s fair on the theme “Nourish the Planet, Energy for Life” report that distributors, travel agencies worldwide and on-line booking agencies have already acquired 8.5 million tickets.
  • In the late Nineties, then Italy’s U.N. Ambassador Paolo Fulci—a Sicilian who calls Salina home—united 32 small, insular states to block a Security Council reform that would have marginalized Italy. Influential members of the Italian-American community were mobilized in support of Italy’s national interests. Prominent among them were descendants of Aeolian immigrants... Interview
  • Art & Culture
    Mila Tenaglia(September 11, 2014)
    Artist Maria Cristina Finucci’s innovative and provocative project is set to launch at the UN. Supported by Missione Italiana and Ambassador Cardi, the event will open the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Council. Sponsored by ENI.
  • Personalities such as Ban Soon-Taek, Nassir Al Nasser, Rosemary Di Carlo, Muna Rihani Al Nasser, Lakshmi Puri, Dr. Allan E.Goodman, Trudie Styler to name a few, alongside many other women, all gathered at the United Nations having the same goal: to march in order to end gender violence.
  • UN Roundtable with Joseph Stiglitz. Interactive debate among UN Permanent Representatives, international agencies, foundations and civil society. [Event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, with the Italian Cultural Institute and the International Development Law Organization, in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information
  • After the proclamation of Enrico Letta as the new Italian Prime Minister, Emma Bonino, a respected former European commissioner, was chosen as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Her experience, long-lasting career, knowledge about world's problematics, courage and passion for her job are the characteristics that will guide her mandate.