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« Wonders. The Peninsula of Treasures »
« Wonders. The Peninsula of Treasures »01/12/2018

During the month of January, Rai1 will devote four prime-time shows to the Italian sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. Hosted by Alberto Angela, each episode of « Wonders. the peninsula of treasures » will allow us to discover the unique artistic heritage and beauty of 3 among the 53 site...

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« Wonders. The peninsula of treasures »: Minister Alfano comments on the show’s success
« Wonders. The peninsula of treasures »: Minister Alfano comments on the show’s success01/12/2018

« I am glad that Italy's public channel RAI has devoted attention to the richness of our cultural heritage which belongs to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, with such a high-quality and high-impact show for our country’s image. The latter fully highlights the qualities to which the whole worl...

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« Wonders. The Peninsula of Treasures »: Italy’s World Heritage sites on Rai1 with Alberto Angela
« Wonders. The Peninsula of Treasures »: Italy’s World Heritage sites on Rai1 with Alberto Angela01/03/2018

On Thursday January 4 and for the three following Wednesdays, Rai1 will devote a prime-time show to Italy’s World Heritage Sites. Alberto Angela, the host of “Wonders. The Peninsula of Treasures”, will lead us to discover the unique art and beauty of the 53 sites. The first two shows will also feat...

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Best wishes from the Italian Delegation to UNESCO!
Best wishes from the Italian Delegation to UNESCO! 01/03/2018

We would like wish you all a happy 2018 and to seize the opportunity to thank those people who have made Italy’s accomplishments at UNESCO possible over the last year. 2017 was indeed a positive year for Italy in all of UNESCO’s fields of competence, starting from the protection of cultural heritage, where our cou...

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Franceschini, presentation of the “Culture Blue Helmets” at the UN Headquarters
Franceschini, presentation of the “Culture Blue Helmets” at the UN Headquarters12/27/2017

Here you can find the press release issued by the Italian Minister of Culture after the presentation of the Italian Unite4Heritage Task Force at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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Journalist security: Italy presents its new coordination center to fight intimidations against journalists in the framework of UNESCO’s dedicated roundtable
Journalist security: Italy presents its new coordination center to fight intimidations against journalists in the framework of UNESCO’s dedicated roundtable12/12/2017

Italy had the opportunity to present its brand new coordination center during the “National initiatives on the safety of journalists – what works?” roundtable which was organized by UNESCO in the framework of its work to foster freedom of expression and security of journalists. The latter, which has just been...

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« Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo » inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO
« Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo » inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO 12/07/2017

“Italy’s engagement for the safeguarding of cultural heritage isn’t limited to cultural, monumental, architectural and natural properties. It also includes the most representative elements of our country’s traditions, which are the fruit of  its genius and creativity.”, the Italian Minister of F...

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Italy elected to the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its Bureau
Italy elected to the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its Bureau11/30/2017

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Angelino Alfano: "An important result for Italy, which was elected to the Committee for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and to its Bureau ». “This election comes as a result of Italy’s engagement at UNESCO for the saf...

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“The safeguarding of cultural heritage is the key to peace”, Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs declared upon adoption of UNESCO's Appeal promoted by Italy
“The safeguarding of cultural heritage is the key to peace”, Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs declared upon adoption of UNESCO's Appeal promoted by Italy11/14/2017

“The safeguarding of cultural heritage is the essential element to ensure peace and sustainable development of all peoples”. With these words Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Angelino Alfano, expressed his intense satisfaction after this morning's adoption of the Ap...

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“The art of Naples’ pizza: history and tradition of a passion”
“The art of Naples’ pizza: history and tradition of a passion”11/14/2017

A heartfelt success for the event dedicated to the traditional savoir-faire of Neapolitan pizzaiuolis, which was  organized at UNESCO's Headquarters by UniVerde Foundation, Coldiretti, Associazione Pizzaiouli Napoletani, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture. ...

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Conferenza Generale UNESCO: si aprono i lavori della Commissione Cultura a Presidenza italiana
Conferenza Generale UNESCO: si aprono i lavori della Commissione Cultura a Presidenza italiana11/08/2017

Sono iniziati i lavori della Commissione Cultura della 39ma sessione della Conferenza Generale UNESCO, per la prima volta presieduta dall’Italia, eletta all’unanimità da tutti i Gruppi regionali. Presiede la Rappresentante Permanente d’Italia presso l’UNESCO, Amb. Vincenza Lomonaco. ...

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Safeguarding cultural heritage: the replica of the Winged Bull of Nimrud produced by Associazione Incontro di Civiltà to be exhibited at UNESCO headquarters
Safeguarding cultural heritage: the replica of the Winged Bull of Nimrud produced by "Associazione Incontro di Civiltà" to be exhibited at UNESCO headquarters 11/06/2017

The replica of the Lamassu - the Winged Bull which protected the North West Palace of Ashurnasirpal in the archaeological site of Nimurd (Iraq) before being destroyed by ISIS  – will be exhibited in front of the main entrance of UNESCO headquarters until January 2018. The full-size reproduction of t...

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Italia “modello anche per altri paesi nella protezione del patrimonio culturale
Italia “modello" anche per altri paesi nella protezione del patrimonio culturale11/06/2017

Dopo Germania, Austria, Ungheria, Spagna, Olanda e Norvegia, anche la Russia firma un accordo di cooperazione con Unesco per la messa a disposizione di esperti nazionali per la tutela del patrimonio culturale mondiale.   Museo Hermitage di San Pietroburgo e UNESCO hanno sottoscritto un'intesa per rafforzare la co...

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Speech by Italian Minister of Culture and Tourism Dario Franceschini at the opening of UNESCO’s 39th General Conference : «  Safeguarding heritage means protecting humanity, its values, identity, history and beauty »
Speech by Italian Minister of Culture and Tourism Dario Franceschini at the opening of UNESCO’s 39th General Conference : « Safeguarding heritage means protecting humanity, its values, identity, history and beauty »11/03/2017

In its allocution during the plenary session, Italian Minister Franceschini underlined Italy’s engagement and its key results in the field of safeguarding cultural heritage, namely through the creation of the first dedicated national task force (Italy’s “Culture Blue Helmets”), which are already operat...

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