Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri - Repubblica di San Marinohttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/rss.jsp?instance=2&channel=2&idArticleLevel=10&size=10&idXsl=3&node=42Notizie e comunicati della Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriSix new ambassadors in San Marinohttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012520.html The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, introduced this morning to Their Excellencies the Captains Regent, H.E. Stefano Palmieri and H.E. Matteo Ciacci, the ambassadors who presented their Letters of Credence and officially took up their mandate as Ambassador Plenipotentiary: H.E. Jose Carlos Rodriguez Ruiz from Cuba; H.E. Asmahan Abdulhameed Al-Toqi from the Republic of Yemen; H.E. Sanja Vlahovic from Montenegro; H.E. Moez Sinaoui from the Republic of Tunisia; H.E. José Luis Alvarez Palacio from Ecuador and H.E. Mira Daher Violides from Lebanon. In their speeches delivered during the ceremony before Their Excellencies the Captains Regent, the new ambassadors stated the goals they intend to reach during their term of office, in particular the strengthening of the relations between their country and San Marino, both at the bilateral and at the multilateral level. Yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the ambassadors and their respective delegations to discuss the implementation of the existing agreements and the development of collaborations in various sectors.   San Marino, 12 June 2018 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriSan Marino Vice-President of the UN General Assemblyhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012485.html The President and Vice-Presidents of the 73rd UN General Assembly were elected yesterday at the UN Headquarters in New York. The session, which will start in September, will be inaugurated by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, who was elected President with 128 votes, followed by the Honduran candidate, with 62 votes. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is the fourth woman to serve as General Assembly President. Before her, in 73 years of history of the United Nations, only three women representing Bahrain, India and Liberia had the privilege to hold this position. For the second time since its accession to the UN, San Marino was elected among the Vice-Presidents within its regional group. Ambassador Damiano Beleffi, Head of San Marino Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, will therefore participate in the Presidency of the General Assembly and, starting from September, he will flank the President in the management of works. This prestigious position, entailing great responsibility, will enable San Marino and its Permanent Representation to have a better visibility on the international scene and to develop fruitful contacts with the leaders of the General Assembly. San Marino, 6 June 2018   2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriMinister Renzi took the floor at the 128th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europehttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012445.html San Marino supports the Council of Europe’s commitment and shares the worries for the spread of xenophobia, to which it responds in a firm and determined way 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriParticipation in the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Counter-Terrorismhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012443.html From 16 to 18 May, the Steering Committee on Counter-Terrorism (CDCT)- formerly Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) - met for the first time in Strasbourg, at the Council of Europe. A delegation from San Marino, composed by the Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs Roberta Valli and Embassy Counsellor Silvia Marchetti attended the meeting. The fight against terrorism has long been a priority of the Council of Europe. The Committee is an intergovernmental body coordinating the Council of Europe’s action in this field, particularly through the development of soft law instruments such as recommendations and guidelines, which are addressed to member States for their adoption and implementation. The meeting focused on the priorities of the Committee for the years ahead, including a Council of Europe Counter-Terrorism Strategy 2018-2022, centred on the three key principles of prevention, prosecution and protection. Moreover, the Committee examined the feasibility of reviewing the legal definition of terrorism in the light of existing international and regional instruments. The objective is to better respond to the current challenges faced by countries and to strengthen international cooperation in consideration of the complexity of the phenomenon of terrorism and its continuing evolution. Among the themes addressed by the Committee were also the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters, the link between terrorism and organized transnational crime and the use of the internet for terrorist purposes. At the meeting, it was repeatedly reiterated that any counter-terrorism action of the Council of Europe shall not prejudice the rule of law and human rights.     San Marino, 18 May 2018   2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriPositive outcome with the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Maltahttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012419.html Minister Renzi and Minister Abela signed the Collaboration Agreement in the fields of Culture and Education, in order to launch collaboration programmes and student and teacher exchanges between the two Republics. 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriCall for applications: 2018 UNESCO Young Professionals Programhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012409.html The San Marino National UNESCO Commission and the Permanent Delegation of San Marino to UNESCO are pleased to inform young San Marino citizens about the UNESCO call for applications for the Young Professionals Program 2018 (YPP UNESCO 2018). The program aims at recruiting skilled young people from non- and under-represented Member States of UNESCO, who wish to pursue an international career. The YPP UNESCO 2018 is open to young people aged 32 or less as of 31 December 2018 (i.e. candidates born not before 1 January 1986). Candidates must hold an advanced university degree in one of the following fields: education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field of direct relevance to the management and administration of an international organization. Information can be found at: Http://www.unesco.org/new/en/member-states/resources/the-young-professionals-programme-ypp/  Candidates must be fluent in either English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. San Marino citizens may submit their application form by email to the San Marino National UNESCO Commission ( com.sanmarino@unesco.sm) by 22 June 2018. The application must contain a motivation letter, a CV of maximum two pages in either English or French, copy of university degree and any language certification. The San Marino National UNESCO Commission and the Permanent Delegation of San Marino to UNESCO will assess the applications received and submit UNESCO a list of maximum 15 candidates, as required. The UNESCO Secretariat will invite candidates to submit their application online through a dedicated platform. Following the assessment phase, pre-selected candidates will be invited to hold video and phone interviews. The selected candidates will be hired as UNESCO staff members with a fixed-term one year contract (level P1/P2), either at the headquarters or at field offices. The renewal of the contract will depend on the evaluation of their performance during the first 9-month probationary period. For further information, please contact the San Marino National UNESCO Commission and the Permanent Delegation of San Marino to UNESCO at com.sanmarino@unesco.sm or dl.san-marino@unesco-delegations.org.   San Marino, 8 May 2018 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriThe Lyon Catholic University hosted a conference on San Marinohttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012401.html Last 24 April, the Lyon Catholic University (UCLy) hosted a public conference dedicated to the Republic of San Marino, its history and institutions; the Conference was included in the program of events organized by the University.     The idea for the conference was suggested to the Consul of the Republic of San Marino in Grenoble, Eliane Rastelli, by Gilles Thevenon, a professor at Lyon Catholic University and a passionate collector of San Marino stamps, who periodically writes articles for the Lyon and Rhone press.   Professor Thevenon is an expert on the Republic of San Marino and, as part of his activity as professor of Political Science and International Relations at UCLy, he sought to promote San Marino and disseminate its peculiarities, such as its parliamentary system and its instruments of direct democracy.   A large audience of students and non-academics attended the conference. At the end of the Professor's intervention, Consul Rastelli answered the numerous questions by the audience.   The Lyon Catholic University was founded in 1875 and has about 10,000 students and 200 permanent professors.   San Marino, 3 May 2018 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriThe Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan visits San Marinohttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012396.html The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicola Renzi had a meeting in Palazzo Begni with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Kazuyuki Nakane, who visited San Marino yesterday together with his delegation. The meeting, which focused on bilateral relations, largely addressed the strengthening of the collaboration and the role of both countries in the international context. In this regard, the Deputy Minister presented his country’s candidacy for the 2025 EXPO, requested an in-depth consideration by San Marino authorities and illustrated Japan’s prerogatives with respect to the stunning event that will follow Expo 2020 Dubai. Minister Renzi expressed the wish to strengthen cooperation in tourist, banking and financial sectors. The Ministers also exchanged opinions on international policy issues, including the development of relations in the Korean peninsula, which led to yesterday's historic meeting between the leaders of South and North Korea. In this regard, the Ministers expressed their wishes for concrete progress towards a future of peace, leading to a full solution of the outstanding issues. Moreover, the Deputy Minister of Japan requested San Marino to evaluate its candidatures within multilateral organisations. At the end of the meeting, the Vice Minister was accompanied to the Government Building for a visit to Their Excellencies the Captains Regent, Stefano Palmieri and Matteo Ciacci. San Marino, 29 April 2018 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriDiversification of tourist flows and strengthening of relationshipshttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012381.html The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to report that another group of 20 Indonesian tourists of the Jakarta travel agency ATS Vacations visited San Marino. Thanks to the support of our Ambassadors to Indonesia and to the ASEAN, an overnight stay in our Republic was included in the "Best of Europe – Innsbruck – Mont Blanc & San Marino” package. The inclusion of San Marino in travel packages of international tour operators is the result of the work done by our diplomatic and consular missions abroad, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Board. The work is based on a strategy focused on strengthening relationships with leading foreign travel agencies that, in turn, require international tour operators to include an overnight stay in San Marino, which otherwise would not be included in traditional packages. San Marino diplomatic and consular missions are committed to building relationships with major international tour operators; San Marino Tourism Board is focused on fostering relationships between tour operators in San Marino and travel agencies abroad.   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tourism Board and the Ministry of Tourism continue their fruitful collaboration, with the ambitious aim to attract and simultaneously retain new flows of tourists from Asian countries. The San Marino internationalization project cannot be implemented without fostering the expansion and diversification of tourist flows. The method used in Asia has proven solid and reliable, so as to be gradually applied to other areas of the world. The project also involves San Marino tourist operators, whose participation is essential to its success.   San Marino, 21 April 2018 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriPositive outcome with the visit in Serbiahttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012345.html During this visit, a Double Taxation Agreement was signed to support the economic operators of the two countries and increase trade exchange. In addition, the desire was expressed to extend cooperation to the areas of culture, education and tourism through the conclusion of specific agreements 2018-06-21itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri