The UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) Brussels Desk Officer for Italy took advantage of the first-ever invitation by the Chamber of Commerce of Pescara to hold a lecture in the Master in Economy and Law of the Sea to group a number of similar events in other Italian cities in the same period. The mission covered the following cities: Pescara, Padova. Vicenza, and Pisa.
On 19 to 20 May, the Desk Officer Fabio Graziosi met with students of the Master’s Programme in Law and Economy of the Sea, at the event, jointly organized by the local Chamber of Commerce and the University of Teramo.
In Vicenza on 24 May, at the Institute Medilingue’s UNRIC’s patronage Master’s programme, the Desk Officer met with this year’s Master’s students, who were currently translating information materials for UNRIC. Mr. Graziosi’s presentation was focused on the UNRIC’s website and its linguistic and thematic pages, and provided participants with detailed information on traineeship and employment opportunities. UN information material in several languages (Spanish, French, English, Dutch) was distributed.
In Padova, on 25 May, Mr. Graziosi also made a presentation to students of the CIELS Institute for Linguistic Mediation, which was focused on a wide range of UN public information activities, UNRIC’s thematic campaigns, with particular reference to the 2011 VAW campaign, UN job prospects and peacekeeping.
From 26 to 27 May, invited by the Director of the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units Carabinieri Colonel Francesco Bruzzese Del Pozzo, Mr. Fabio Graziosi lectured on UN public information in peacekeeping missions in the four-week Police, Civil and Military Relations Course, attended by 40 non-Italian senior police and military officers in the rank of Colonel (main countries represented: Nigeria, Camerun, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Bangla Desh, Romania, Nepal).