Semi-Annual Talks in NY - December 3, 2021

New York - December 3, 2021. In the premises of the Italian Mission to the UN in New York, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Ambassador Stefano Stefanile, opened the ritual semi-annual consultations between the UN - in the person of the Assistant Secretary General Alexander Zouev from the UN Department for Peace Operations, the Italian Defence Staff, represented by the Defence Attaché and Military Adviser of the Italian Mission to the UN, Carabinieri Maj. Gen. Fabrizio Parrulli, the CoESPU, represented by its Director, Brig. Gen. Giovanni P. Barbano, and the Military Councillor Office at the United States Mission to the UN, in the person of Col. Glenn Sadowsky.

The United Nations recognises the efforts made by Italy and CoESPU, not only for the resources promptly deployed, but also for culture and the "way" of peacekeeping, based on an integrated approach that emphasis civil, military and police collaboration and dialogue with civilian populations, with particular attention also to the environmental impact of peacekeeping missions and the protection of cultural heritage in post-conflict scenarios.