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  • Rimini Meeting 2021

    Rimini, 23 August – Ecological transition. Another “green”, sustainable and innovative energy vector is electric power. Certainly electric mobility has become an important element in the public debate, as well as an increasingly important factor in private purchasing decisions. Technology, innovation and greater awareness of sustainable mobility have led to a change of attitude that

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  • IDA Top Level Meetings

    On July the 7th 2009 IDA start his activities. During the year’s IDA people has meet several important Personalities as: Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon, Ernest Bai Koroma, Alberto II of Monaco, Macky Sall, Dmitrij Medvedev, Vladimir Putin, Carl Wright, Jacques Chirac, Gheddafi, Xi Jinping, Ram Nath Kovind, etc. The list is long because

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  • Generation Equality Forum 2021

    Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 30 June – 2 July 2021 – IDA virtual attendance. Women and environment: Women’s empowerment through food and agriculture transition. KAPEL-MARCOVICI Danièle, PAGEOT Stéphanie, ROUILLÉ D’ORFEUIL Henri, SHIVA Vandana. For the past 15 years, the RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation has been committed to the empowerment of women worldwide. The foundation is organising a round table

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  • Mosaic of Peace project in Palermo resumes in Dubai

    Cairo, 21 June – As the COVID-19 pandemic abates, work is resuming on the ambitious Mosaic of Peace project that would make Palermo the center for drawing up a new Declaration of Human Rights. The head of the project, Nino Calogero, told ANSAmed that the push has come from Dubai for the idea, ”addressed to

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  • High-level meeting of the General Assembly on Middle-Income Countries

    New York, 17 June – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that middle-income countries (MICs) face significant challenges to achieve sustainable development, as they are home to 70% of the global poor. The pandemic has made these challenges even more acute. The high-level meeting is being held under the theme “Finetuning the development system

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  • PALERMO CITY OF PEACE

    Palermo, 17 June – The launch of the Mosaic of Peace initiative in Palermo in 2019 saw as its first protagonists the Cities of Beirut and Palermo, linked by common Phoenician roots and a strong Mediterranean identity that we feel the duty to manifest itself in present and future commitment, so that our Sea ceases

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  • 16th plenary meeting – Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, 2021 regular session – ECOSOC

    New York, 7 Jun – IDA virtual attendance. The 2021 regular session of the Committee on NGOs take place on 7 June 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Committee meet again on and to adopt its report of the session. The session is expected to consider 516 new applications for status

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  • High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation – 20th session

    New York, 4 Jun 2021 – IDA virtual attendance. The 20th session of the High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South Cooperation will meet on 1-4 June 2021 to review progress made in implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, the new directions strategy for South-South cooperation, the Nairobi outcome document of the High-level United Nations Conference on

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  • Donation to Dubai Rotary Club

    Dubai, 2 June – During the Dubai Rotary Club party on June 28th, Nino Calogero donates to RC Dubai the work created in Dubai by the first testimonial of the MOP, the Sicilian artist, Marck Art.

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  • International Conference in support of Sudan

    Paris, 17 May – IDA virtual attendance. France will cancel almost $5 billion in debt owed by Sudan to Paris as part of efforts to help the country in its transition to democracy after the ousting of authoritarian leader Omar al-Bashir, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. “We (France) are in favor of an outright

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  • 9/11, Palermo and New York twinned against terrorism

    Palermo, 11 September 2020 – At Palazzo delle Aquile in Palermo, a moment of remembrance was held for the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center of 11 September 2001, hosted by the mayor Leoluca Orlando with the participation of representatives of the highest political, institutional and ecclesiastical.

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  • Delivering Accountability through Innovation and Partnership

    New York, 12 May – IDA virtual attendance. Drawing on the experience of United Nations Investigative Team to promote accountability for crimes committed by ISIL / Da’esh (UNITAD) in the implementation of its mandate pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), this meeting will consider how breakthrough approaches to the use of technology and innovations

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  • UN Chief calls Yemeni Health Worker

    New York, 12 May – IDA virtual attendance. Yemen is enduring the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, resulting from six years of war between government forces and the Ansar Allah movement, known as the Houthis. On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres made a solidarity call to Asia El-Sayeed Ali, a health

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  • Feed Africa

    Virtual, 30 April – IDA virtual attendance. African countries commit to double agricultural productivity as development banks, institutions pledge US$17 billion to increase food security. A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over US$17 billion in financing on Friday during a high-level forum, in a bold bid to address rising hunger

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  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal

    Dakar, 5 January – Audience of January 05, 2021 between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal Aïssata Tall Sall and the Founding President of ADA and AJA (right) in the presence of Prof. Ogo Seck Executive President of AJA.

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  • Imagining the Carbon-neutral Future: Transformations in Energy and Transport

    New York, 28 April – IDA virtual attendance. This session, the second UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue on Climate Action, bring together leading voices in the fields of clean energy and sustainable transport with experts from the UN system to discuss practical solutions and ways to reform these systems minimizing their effect on the environment,

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  • World Food Programme

    New York, 23 April – IDA virtual attendance. Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the hybrid briefing, attended by spokespersons and representatives of the World Food Programme (WFP) and associates, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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  • Leaders’ Summit on Climate

    New York, 22 April – IDA virtual attendance. The Secretary-General thanks President Biden for convening today’s Leaders’ Summit. The commitments and actions announced, provide a much-needed boost to our collective efforts to address the climate crisis ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow later this year. The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of new and enhanced national determined

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  • CSW65 – conclusion and opening of the 66th session

    New York, 27 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Commission on the Status of Women, sixty-fifth session (CSW65) – Introduction, action, conclusion and opening of the 66th session. Follow-up to the Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions (Item 5) – introduction and discussion. Action on draft proposals Action on draft agreed conclusions Action on any

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  • Security Council

    New York, 26 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Security Council Arria-formula meeting: The protection of peacekeepers and civilians, particularly within the context of the threat presented by Improvised Explosive Devices Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks are presently the greatest explosive ordinance threat against civilians, children, peacekeepers and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones. The proliferation and

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  • Protecting the rights of women and girls from discriminatory practices

    New York, 26 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Protecting the rights of women and girls from discriminatory practices: virtual meeting – parallel event. MP Cathay Wagantall (Canadian Member of Parliament for SK); Dr. Kiely Williams (BSc, MD, LMCC, CCFP Medical Director Advanced Primary Care); Elyssa Koren (Director of UN Advocacy, ADF International). “Speaking

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  • Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly

    New York, 25 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly – Interactive dialogue, General Assembly, 75th session. Informal dialogue between Permanent Missions and the UN Secretariat and briefing on the Secretary-General’s analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on operational support,

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  • General discussion – CSW65

    New York, 25 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Commission on the Status of Women, sixty-fifth session (CSW65) – General discussion (continued). The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021 under the theme “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and

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  • Intersectional feminist strategies

    New York, 25 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Intersectional feminist strategies to counter the global pushback on women’s rights: virtual meeting – parallel event. Host Organisation: Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). “Ideologically driven political actors holding fundamentalist views and anti-women and LGBTI positions have recently engineered unprecedented roll-backs of women’s human rights.

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  • “We Have Your Back” – CSW65 Side Event

    New York, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance. “We Have Your Back” – Breaking the cycle from online harassment to threats to violence against women and girl leaders – CSW65 Side Event. While the internet and digital spaces providing direct communication networks for a wide audience bring potential benefits and empowerment, women and girls across

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  • 50th Meeting – 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council

    Geneva, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance. “High-level panel discussion on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries & Small Island Developing States in the work of the Human Rights Council” submitted by Switzerland, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia,

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  • Leading the Charge to Ensure – CSW65 Side Event

    New York, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Girls and Women: Leading the Charge to Ensure CSW65 Side Event. In April 2020, schooling was disrupted for over 1.5 billion learners in more than 190 countries following nationwide closures to contain the spread of COVID‐19. Today, a year into the crisis, over 800 million students are

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  • #MeToo: What’s next?

    New York, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Several – and quite different – countries investigated on the impact of the #MeToo movement: Egypt, Denmark and Kenya. Egypt has been strongly impacted by the international #MeToo campaign, where women started to use storytelling in order to address the issue, leading to knowing and

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  • CSW65 Women’s empowerment

    New York, 23 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (Agreed Conclusions of the sixtieth session) Tuesday 23 March and Wednesday, 24 March, 9.00 –11.00 a.m., Informal virtual meeting Overview. In accordance with its working methods, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) each year will evaluate progress

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  • OCHA briefing on the humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR)

    New York, 23 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The Central African Republic continues to face a serious humanitarian crisis, with a constant increase in human rights and international humanitarian law violations, despite the signing of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in 2019. It’s the civilians who suffer most of all. The humanitarian situation

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  • Ending child marriage

    New York, 23 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Ending child marriage: raising awareness and taking actions: virtual meeting – parallel event. Organisation: World without Genocide. An overarching portrait of the issue of Child Marriage, with a focus on the US and the African cases with data collection, and an explanation of recent campaigns

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  • High-Level Meeting on Water

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance. General Assembly High-level meeting on the implementation of the Water-related goals and targets of the 2030 agenda. “Urgent action on water for 2030 and a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic”. The President of the General Assembly is convening a one-day high-level meeting to promote

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  • Human Rights in the Central African Republic

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance. High-level Interactive dialogue on: Situation of human rights in the Central African Republic, Technical assistance and capacity-building, 46th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. Main speakers: Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Introduction) Ms. Lizbeth Cullity, Deputy Special Representative and Deputy

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance. 44th Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council, interactive dialogue on: oral updates of the team of international experts on the situation in Kasai and of the High Commissioner on technical assistance and capacity-building in the field of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Eliminating violence against women

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Eliminating violence against women in leadership for empowerment of all women and girls: virtual meeting – Organisations: FEPS, NDI, Gender Women Democracy. “Violence against women in politics is not only an intolerable violation of women’s human rights and civil rights but a fundamental challenge to

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  • Pandemic’s frontlines in Ghana

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. UN Chief speaks with health worker on the pandemic’s frontlines in Ghana. In a heart-to-heart conversation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Scholastica Dery, a healthcare worker in Ghana on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who herself got infected. She describes her feelings on hearing

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  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – General Assembly: 57th plenary meeting on 19 Mar 2021 – Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Commemorative meeting on the occasion of the International Day for the

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  • 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. General Debate – 42nd Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council. • Presentation of report by the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on its 18th session (12-23 Oct. 2020) • Presentation of oral update by the High

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  • CSW65 – General discussion

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021 under the theme “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the empowerment of women and girls”. Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable

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  • LGBTQIA+ conversation circle

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. “A place to raise issues and exchange ideas on 10 different topics in a semi-structured space during CSW65.”  The meeting guidelines for participation: welcoming and inclusive language, open dialogue and transparency. Listen, avoid assumptions, respect different opinions. Do not dominate the conversation. Do not generalise

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