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CICR/ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
ICRC is an organization whose humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with necessary assistance. It is endowed with international legal personality. Together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the National Societies of the Red Cross, it constitutes the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent, whose by-laws allows them to intervene in humanitarian crisis. ICRC coordinates the Movement’s international assistance and relief activities in conflict’s situations.
CIHEAM/IAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute
The CIHEAM was founded in Paris in 1962 by seven European countries, with the goal of training managers in the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean. CIHEAM founded the IAM in Bari (Italy), Montpellier (France), Zaragoza (Spain) and Chania (Greece). The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, operational structure of the Italian CIHEAM, is a centre for postgraduate education, applied scientific research and intervention planning.
FAO - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
FAO is the leading organization committed to fighting hunger worldwide, providing assistance to developing countries in order to modernize and improve in a sustainable way agricultural practices, forestry and fishing.
GFATM - Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
It is a public-private initiative stemmed from the Italian Presidency of the G8 in 2001and opened to the participation of 44 States, international organizations and private associations. In December 2013, Italy has announced a pledge of 100 million euros for the period 2014-2016.
GPE - Global Partnership for Education
GPE is the leading multilateral mechanism which provides technical and financial assistance for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3. It operates through coordination of all partners, at the central and peripheral level, in close liaison with the recipient countries' institutions, with the objective to define and implement result-oriented education policies and to catalyze additional funding.
IDLO - International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the promotion of the rule of law and good governance practices in developing countries, countries in economic transition and countries emerging from armed conflict or serious environmental disasters.
IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations, established as an international financial institution in 1977, with the aim to fight hunger and poverty through the development of the agricultural sector and the improvement of daily conditions for the lives of rural people in developing countries. IFAD provides soft loans and/or grants for the financing of rural development projects planned jointly by the Agency and the recipient governments, with the support of donor countries.
IILA - Istituto Italo Latino Americano
IILA is an international organization based in Rome, which includes 20 States of Latin America. The aim is to document research on issues and prospects of member countries in cultural, scientific, economic, technical and social fields and to identify opportunities for mutual assistance and collaboration.
BIOVERSITY - Bioversity International
Bioversity belongs to the network of international research centres of the CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research). The organization promotes sustainable development through research in the field of agricultural biodiversity, whose protection is essential to promote food security and the conservation of vegetable species.
OIL/ILO - International Labour Organization
ILO aims to promote workers' rights, boost employment in decent conditions, improve workplace safety, social protection and dialogue on labor issues. ILO has an important training centre in Turin.
OIM/IOM - International Organization for Migration
IOM was founded in 1951 and provides assistance to migrants.
OMS/WHO - World Health Organization
WHO was created in 1948 with the aim to globally improve the quality of health, supporting health systems, eradication of endemic diseases, promotion of policies for a more healthy nutrition, proper hygiene and better workplace conditions.
PAM/WFP - World Food Programme
WFP is a humanitarian organization tasked with the provision of food during humanitarian crises caused by conflict or natural disasters.
UNDESA - United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs
UNDESA is the main organ of the United Nations Secretariat in the field of economic affairs, social and environmental activities dedicated to development cooperation. Collaboration between Italy and UNDESA is particularly strong in the sectors of human resources and institution-building.
UNDP - United Nations Program for Development
UNDP was created by the General Assembly in 1965 to act as a central agency for funding and coordinating development activities in the United Nations system. It helps recipient countries in the definition of development strategies and policies and provides support for the strengthening of national capacities and South-South cooperation.
UNFPA - United Nations Fund for Population
UNFPA is a development agency which promotes international knowledge in the field of population and awareness of the social, economic and environmental impacts of demographic trends.
UNFPA and UNICEF joint Programme for the elimination of female genital mutilation
The "Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: accelerating change" is a joint initiative of UNFPA and UNICEF, launched in 2007 with the goal of eliminating, in 17 African countries, the practice of female genital mutilation.
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHCR provides international protection and material assistance to refugees and seeks lasting solutions to their plight.
UNICEF - United Nations Fund for Children
UNICEF protects children rights and provides assistance to States in the implementation of policies designed to meet the basic needs of children. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the legal framework within which UNICEF operates.
UNICRI - Research Institute for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice
UNICRI was founded in 1967 and is responsible for research, training, development of technical cooperation programmes and the spread of information in the field of crime prevention.
UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNIDO is a specialized Agency responsible for promoting sustainable industrialization in the developing countries.
UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNWOMEN aims at promoting gender equality and female empowerment.
UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNRWA was established in December 1949 by the UN General Assembly to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees. It provides basic education and free health care, monitoring in particular maternal and child health.
UNSSC - United Nations System Staff College
UNSSC, based in Turin, is charged with training and upgrading the personnel of the entire United Nations system, in particular with regard to issues concerning development cooperation.