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Veneto Today for the World of Tomorrow

4th Regional Conference, Treviso 10 - 11 December 2009

The fourth edition of the "Regional Conference for Development Cooperation, International Solidarity, Human Rights and the Culture of Peace” was held in Treviso at the Casa dei Carraresi, on 10th and 11th December 2009.

It was particularly important edition, since 2009 stands at the crossroads of several important anniversaries: the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 10th anniversary of the Regional Law No. 55/1999 “Regional Interventions for the Promotion of Human Rights, the Culture of Peace, the Cooperation to Development and Solidarity”

The conference – which coincides with the International Human Rights Day - sees the participation of prominent representatives of European, national and local authorities and institutions.
The event has been structured by themes, which represent the guidelines of the regional policies and actions and outline the scenario of 10 years of regional policies on these issues.

In particular, the morning of 10th December was entirely dedicated to the theme "Sustainable development and environmental protection" with the participation of Carlo Petrini, President of the Association “Slow Food”.

The afternoon was then devoted to the presentation of the models of cooperation activated by the Local Authority in synergy with many other actors in Region of Veneto.
At the conclusion of the first day there was the ceremony for the 2009 Award "Veneto for peace and solidarity among peoples", awarded to the South Cimic Group of Motta di Livenza.

The second day was organized in collaboration with UNICEF, and was entirely devoted to human rights with the participation of the testimonial Zlata Filipovic, a young Bosnian writer of the Network of young people affected by war.