Lunedì, 22 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Italy supports UN resolution against genital mutilation

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Rome, November 26 - A resolution banning female
genital mutilation was adopted Monday by a United Nations
committee, with the support of Italy.
The resolution, presented by a group of African nations,
calls for a widespread condemnation of mutilation, and the
promotion of social and educational programs to encourage
leaders to abandon the practice.
"The text adopted today confirms the full commitment of the
international community and gives new impetus to the efforts
carried out against female genital mutilation," said Cesare
Maria Ragaglini, Italy's ambassador at the United Nations.
He added that eliminating genital mutilation is an
important step in helping millions of girls find freedom.
The United Nations estimates that up to 140 million women
and girls worldwide have undergone some form of genital
mutilation or cutting, and at least three million girls are at
risk from the practice every year.

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