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UN Women: Italy increases contribution, will serve as vice-president in 2023

NEW YORK, 29 JULY – Following an increase of its voluntary contribution to UN Women by 20%, Italy will serve as vice-president on the organization’s Board in 2023. UN Women, in a message on Twitter, thanked Italy for its funding in support of gender equality and the fight against violence on women.

These programs help “eradicate violence against women, and promote peace and security as well as respond to immediate pressing needs of emergencies such as Afghanistan and Ukraine”, reads UN Women’s tweet.

“Gender equality is an important objective of Italian foreign policy”, said Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio: “Our priorities are humanitarian support for women in conflict zones, empowerment of women and girls and participation of women in peace processes”. Among the many projects reported by UN Women with the support of Italy and other international partners, women working in the agency’s Oasis centers in Jordan’s refugee camps now have the option of better managing their finances through a blockchain pilot project for cash transfers developed by UN Women and WFP.

Italy’s entry into the Board of UN Women as vice-president adds to other pivotal positions of the Italian delegation to the UN already announced for next year, including the vice-presidency of ECOSOC and confirmation inside the Peacebuilding Commission. (@OnuItalia)

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