End Poverty 2015 - Italy http://endpoverty2015.org/en/taxonomy/term/19/0 en Launch of the Human Development Report 20th Anniversary Edition in Rome http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/launch-human-development-report-20th-anniversary-edition-rome/08/nov/10 <p>Rome, November 4, 2010: The UN Millennium Campaign, together with the <span class="caps">UNDP</span> Brussels Liaison Office, successfully launched the Executive Summary (in Italian) of the <span class="caps">UNDP</span> 2010 Human Development Report, “ The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development” in Italy. The event was held in one of the most prestigious rooms of the Italian Parliament.</p> <p>After a brief welcome message by the Campaign’s European Director, Marina Ponti, Antonio Vigilante, Director of the <span class="caps">UNDP</span> Office in Brussels, presented the report to an audience of over 100 people gathered together for the occasion.</p> <p>The presentation was followed by an animated roundtable discussion which saw the participation of a high profile group of panelists: the Head of the Directorate General for Italian Development Cooperation, the President of the Italian Institute of Statistics, the President of the <span class="caps">MDG</span> Italian Parliamentary Committee, one of the main representatives of the opposition party (Partito Democratico) and former Foreign Affairs Minister, as well as the President of the Italian Non-Governmental Organizations.</p> <p>The moderator, Carmen Lasorella, a well-known TV journalist, closed the discussion by reading excerpts from the personal statement issued by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, which underscored the particular importance of this year’s report.</p> End Hunger Global Italy Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Europe Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership English Thu, 04 Nov 2010 15:39:00 +0000 chiara 1195 at http://endpoverty2015.org Romans Make Noise for MDGs http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/romans-make-noise-mdgs/21/sep/10 <p>Under the title “Beep Beep, Time to Remember” the UN Millennium Campaign in Italy, together with the European Institute of Design and Amnesty International-Italy, organized a flashmob for the fifth edition of “Stand Up, Take Action” in Italy.</p> <p>Piazza S. Maria in Trastevere, one of the most famous squares in downtown Rome, was the location of a colorful and noisy flashmob that took place on Saturday. At 7 p.m. sharp, volunteers invited all of the people gathered in the square to sound their alarm clocks, mobile phones and whatever they brought to make noise for one minute. At the same time, large yellow cut-outs of alarm clocks reading “Time to Remember” were held high in the air by people assembled in the square.</p> <p>After this action, the volunteers laid down on the ground to form, with their bodies, the number 2015.</p> <p>The event was supported by a teaser campaign carried out by students and volunteers who, during the two weeks preceding the event, had promoted it via the Internet (especially via social networks) and had circulated, throughout the city, posters and stickers to stir citizens’ curiosity with cryptic messages about the event.</p> End Hunger Global Italy Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Europe Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership English Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:14:01 +0000 chiara 1050 at http://endpoverty2015.org Stand Up Event in Rome Generates Noise for MDGs http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/stand-event-rome-generates-noise-mdgs/17/sep/10 <p>October 17, 2010- The UN Millennium Campaign Europe and the 1 Billion Hungry Campaign joined forces today to make noise for the Millennium Development Goals. About 150 people gathered outside of FAO headquarters in Rome were welcomed by the beautiful notes of violinist Anyla Kraja. In his opening speech, FAO Deputy Director-General Operations Changchui He underlined the important role of the two campaigns working towards one single goal: ending hunger and poverty. Following his speech, an ensemble of different sounds were created to replicate that of the heartbeat. From drums to tapping on the microphone, to clapping hands, the heartbeat sound played loud and strong to convey the message that no matter where we come from or what our condition, ethnicity and religion are, one sound unites us all: the sound of our heartbeat.</p> <p> Check the photos <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/standagainstpoverty/4999099480/in/set-72157624791954720/">here</a></p> End Hunger Global Italy Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Europe Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership English Fri, 17 Sep 2010 14:13:00 +0000 chiara 1046 at http://endpoverty2015.org UN Millennium Campaign Italian Logo http://endpoverty2015.org/en/italy/resource/un-millennium-campaign-italian-logo Italy Logo English Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:05:18 +0000 Miki 764 at http://endpoverty2015.org G-8 Leaders “Pressed” to Deliver on Commitments at Summit http://endpoverty2015.org/en/italy/news/g-8-leaders-%E2%80%9Cpressed%E2%80%9D-deliver-commitments-summit/08/jul/09 <p>Rome, July 7, 2009: On the eve of the G-8 Summit, the United Nations Millennium Campaign and Global Call to Action against Poverty (<span class="caps">GCAP</span>) in Italy organized a stunt in Piazza del Popolo in Rome in order to grab the attention of G-8 leaders. The stunt was part of the “Press the 8” campaign which encourages citizens to pressure G-8 leaders to deliver on their promises at this week’s summit.</p> <p>Eight huge ring-shaped cakes with the images of the “Press the 8” campaign were pressed by the main representatives of civil society organizations, <span class="caps">GCAP</span> volunteers and many people attracted by the spectacular stunt. The demonstration lasted several hours and attracted considerable media coverage.</p> <p>The Italian Coalition Against Poverty warns that Italy won’t be able to keep its promises to deliver aid and fight climate change unless they take action at this week’s summit.</p> Italy Europe Global Partnership English g8 Italy Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:01:40 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 555 at http://endpoverty2015.org G-8 MINISTERS REMINDED NOT TO BE INDIFFERENT TO NEEDS OF POOR DURING DEVELOPMENT MEETING http://endpoverty2015.org/en/italy/news/g-8-ministers-reminded-not-be-indifferent-needs-poor-during-development-meeting/18/jun/09 <p>Rome, June 12, 2009: On the occasion of the G-8 Development Minister’s Meeting that took place at the Foreign Ministry in Rome on June 11-12, <span class="caps">GCAP</span> Italy organized a stunt in Piazza del Popolo in order to grab the attention of G-8 leaders. A huge weight with the word “crisis” crushed southern poor people while representations of G-8 leaders remained indifferent and kept on drinking coffee and reading the newspaper. The stunt occurred as development ministers met to discuss the impact of the financial crisis on developing countries and sustainable development.</p> <p>This action is part of the “ Press the 8” Campaign, launched by <span class="caps">GCAP</span> Italy at the beginning of May, designed to pressure world leaders to deliver on their promises at the upcoming G-8 summit in Italy in July.</p> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/italy/news/g-8-ministers-reminded-not-be-indifferent-needs-poor-during-development-meeting/18/jun/09#comments Italy Europe Global Partnership English Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:11:26 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 544 at http://endpoverty2015.org LITTLE AUTHORS ASK THEIR LEADERS TO KEEP PROMISES http://endpoverty2015.org/en/italy/news/little-authors-ask-their-leaders-keep-promises/18/jun/09 <p>Rome, May 29, 2009: The award ceremony for the creative competition “Little authors of great thoughts: G-8 children write to the big leaders” today took place at Villa Wolkonsky, residence of the British Ambassador in Italy, in the presence of British Ambassador Edward Chaplin, actor Colin Firth, Italian Millennium Campaign Coordinator Marta Guglielmetti and Tavola della Pace Coordinator Flavio Lotti. Even the President of the Republic of Italy sent a message to the young authors.</p> <p>The creative competition, which took place during the National Meeting of Assisi Schools of Peace on May 9, aimed to increase awareness among young Italian citizens of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of the G-8 summit in L’Aquila. During the workshop, children sent messages to world leaders asking them to keep their promises to eradicate poverty, address climate change and achieve the MDGs by 2015.</p> <p>The project involved more than 300 primary school children who wrote messages to Italian MPs and world leaders attending the G-8 in July. Sixteen messages were selected as finalists and three winners were awarded with special plates and collections of children’s books for their school libraries.</p> <p>At the ceremony, all participants received an educational kit on the MDGs, to be used in schools next year.</p> <p>The project was supported by the British Embassy in Rome and run in cooperation with the UN Millennium Campaign – Italy, Tavola della Pace and Italian LAs for Peace and Human Rights, in collaboration with <span class="caps">VVE</span> Contract, a company specializing in communication towards children.</p> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/italy/news/little-authors-ask-their-leaders-keep-promises/18/jun/09#comments Italy Europe English Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:09:53 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 543 at http://endpoverty2015.org Anti-Poverty Campaigners Vow to Keep Pressure on Leaders At Civil G-8 http://endpoverty2015.org/en/global-partnership/news/anti-poverty-campaigners-vow-keep-pressure-leaders-civil-g-8/18/jun/09 <p>Rome, May 4-5, 2009: The City of Rome today hosted 260 delegates from over 40 countries at the Civil G-8, the forum where representatives of civil society and the most industrialized countries have gathered to tackle some of the most important issues on the agenda for the upcoming G-8 summit. Issues on the agenda include global governance, climate change and the environment, funding for development, health, education, employment, gender equality and the fight against poverty.</p> <p>The event, organized by the Municipality of Rome in collaboration with the Italian Foreign Ministry and the Italian Coalition against Poverty (<span class="caps">GCAP</span> Italy), has been a fundamental leg of the journey toward the G-8 Summit in L’Aquila on July 8-10. The Italian Foreign Minister sent a personal welcome message to all participants.</p> <p>Civil society groups have issued an official document that was delivered to G-8 countries’ sherpas during the last session of the event. During the roundtable, the sherpas received civil society proposals that will be submitted to G-8 leaders. Italian Sherpa G. Massolo has underlined the importance of the dialogue with civil society, which will provide essential contributions to the upcoming summit.</p> <p>At the forum, the late Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, the Millennium Campaign’s Deputy Director for Africa, together with the Mayor of Rome, officially launched the “Press the 8” Campaign. A huge red button, which symbolizes the pressure civil society exerts on G-8 leaders, was pressed by the Mayor of Rome. He was the first Italian to take this significant action to remind G-8 leaders to keep their promises to eradicate extreme poverty.</p> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/global-partnership/news/anti-poverty-campaigners-vow-keep-pressure-leaders-civil-g-8/18/jun/09#comments Italy Europe Global Partnership English Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:39:43 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 541 at http://endpoverty2015.org EUROPEAN REGIONAL PARLIAMENTS AND THE UN MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN TO COLLABORATE TO PROMOTE THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS http://endpoverty2015.org/en/europe/news/european-regional-parliaments-and-un-millennium-campaign-collaborate-promote-millennium-development-/06/oct/08 <strong>Rome, 6 October 2008 </strong> - The president of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies <a href="http://www.calre.eu/en/about_en.html" target="blank">(CALRE)</a>, Izaskun Bilbao, and the UN Millennium Campaign’s Deputy Director for Europe, Marina Ponti, signed an agreement this morning in Rome to encourage European regional parliaments to actively promote the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) amongst their citizenry. Both institutions committed to work together to engage the 74 regional parliaments, members of CALRE, on awareness raising initiatives and activities to promote the MDGs, preferably addressed at children and youth. To this end, the UN Millennium Campaign will provide the regional parliaments with campaign materials and resources on the MDGs. One of the first examples of this new collaboration agreement will be the “Debate con nosotros” program developed by the Basque Parliament. Together with the UN Millennium Campaign in Spain and a group of Basque NGOs, the Basque Parliament will run an educational program to teach children both about the functioning of Parliament and about the MDGs. Students will learn about the different components of the legislative chamber and about its internal procedures and mandates. They will also be invited to participate in a parliamentarian model, which will have the MDGs as its central subject. The UN Millennium Campaign and CALRE have also agreed to follow up every six months on the results of this agreement. <a href="http://www.informativos.net/Actualidad/Noticia_51035.aspx" target="blank">Find out more</a> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/europe/news/european-regional-parliaments-and-un-millennium-campaign-collaborate-promote-millennium-development-/06/oct/08#comments Italy Europe Global Partnership English Tue, 07 Oct 2008 01:49:39 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 387 at http://endpoverty2015.org GLI OBIETTIVI DI SVILUPPO: PERCHÈ È IMPORTANTE L'EFFICACIA DEGLI AIUTI? http://endpoverty2015.org/en/italy/resource/gli-obiettivi-di-sviluppo-perch%C3%A8-%C3%A8-importante-lefficacia-degli-aiuti Italy Europe Global Partnership Italian Aid effectiveness Global partnership Thu, 02 Oct 2008 10:23:09 +0000 admin 379 at http://endpoverty2015.org