(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 20 - Equal Opportunities and Family
Minister Elena Bonetti on Monday opened Italian Solidarity Day
at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
"Celebrating solidarity and promoting it is even more important at this moment in history in which all of our communities have to start over," Bonetti said in her speech.
"It is more important than ever to encourage the private sector to commit its resources to social interventions.
"In order to move tin this direction, the investments of the NRRP (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) dedicated to the third sector have reached the level of 20 billion euros.
"This bears witness to the Italian government's attention to strengthening these efforts.
"Here at Expo 2020 we recognise the urgency of collective awareness of the need to be united to face future challenges.
"The road to the complete recovery of our economy is still long but we must take action to safeguard the most vulnerable and implement policies that can guarantee equal opportunities to everyone. "Solidarity has a central role in our history and identity and we are pleased to celebrate the day of solidarity, a crucial opportunity to inspire hope.
"National and international cooperation is the greatest act of solidarity.
"Expo 2020 Dubai and the Italy Pavilion are a laboratory for the promotion of solidarity and human rights". (ANSA).