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Italy signs the Appeal of “Leaders for Peace”

After the warm endorsement from the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and the strong support offered by Pope Francis, who extended his invitation to heads of State to sustain the campaign, Italy is the first Country to sign the Appeal launched by Rondine Cittadella della Pace to the 193 UN Member States on the 10th of December, 2018.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged to subtract a symbolic amount from the Defence budget to be invested in a bursary to train new peace leaders.

Italy’s support to this campaign represents the most concrete way for Rondine to open the dialogue with the international community: in the next three years Rondine will meet the leaders of all the States that could welcome the Appeal, open the dialogue even in the most hostile contexts and position itself as a trustworthy party in long-term peace processes.

The second phase of “Leaders for Peace” begins: this campaign is the realisation of twenty years commitment in responding to armed conflicts by training young peace leaders, who may guide global processes towards the end of wars on the planet.