ROME -- Scores of members of the Ukrainian community in Italy have staged a protest outside the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), calling for Russia to be expelled from the UN agency and for Vladimir Rakhmanin, a former head of protocol of Russian President Putin, to be removed from his post as FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia.
VENICE – Confirming her attachment to everything that brings her closer to her country, Algerian artist Karima Laraba took part this week in the Venice Biennale – a world cultural event that began on April 27 – highlighting her origins and a successful career of which she is proud. Living in Europe for 17 years, Karima Laraba, who trained at Beaux Arts in Algiers, clearly captivated the public. Today she is far from her family of origin.
VIGGIANO – This town in the southern province of Potenza famed for its shrine of the Black Madonna and strolling harp players is located near the Lucanian Apennine National Park, in what can be likened to a “green lung.” However the celebrated music of the harpists has been replaced by the noise of underground oil extraction from Europe's largest onshore hydrocarbon field.
NEW YORK – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, David Beasley, addressed the United Nations Security Council today on the impact of the war in Ukraine on global food security. Here are selected highlights from his remarks:
MILAN - Former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko joins the Integration Heroes mission to help Ukrainian families escaping the war-torn country.
The former football player from Ukraine has joined forces with the Municipality of Milan on an initiative to help integrate Ukrainian child refugees into the Italian school system and support their education.
To this end, Shevchenko has set up the toll-free number 020205, where Ukrainian parents will receive information to orient their children in their new reality.