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ROME 29 - 30 MAY 2009

The Meeting of G8 Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs, chaired by Minister Angelino Alfano and Minister Roberto Maroni, will be held in Rome on Friday 29th and Saturday 30thMay 2009, at the International Conference Centre "Alcide De Gasperi" (located in via Pier della Francesca, 3).

The meeting will be attended by 16 representatives of the G8 Member States and other guests, including: the European Commissioner, Jacques Barrot, the Secretary General of Interpol, Ronald Noble, the Executive Director of UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) Antonio Maria Costa, the Director UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute) Sandro Calvani, and the Ministers of the Interior and Justice of the Czech Republic, holding the current EU Presidency).

The meeting will be divided into three sessions.

Pic: Milano

Friday May 29, at 10:00am, there will be the welcome address of the Minister of Interior, Roberto Maroni and Justice Minister, Angelino Alfano, followed by the first session on "Organized Crime". The discussion will be focused on the fight against transnational crime syndicates with particular emphasis on the attack to criminal assets and prospects of international co-operation.
The discussion will also focus on the various aspects of cybercrime and on how to combat the phenomenon of child pornography online.

The second session will start at 3:00pm and will deal with “Migratory issues”. The discussion will address the problems associated with illegal immigration, trafficking in human beings and the integration of immigrants in the destination countries.

At 5:30 pm, in the Aula Magna of the Court of Cassation, located in piazza Cavour, there will an event with presentations on specific issues in memory of Judge Giovanni Falcone: In fact, this year marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the negotiations that led to the adoption of the Palermo Convention, the first and only instrument of universal co-operation for the fight against transnational organized crime.

The third session of the G8 meeting will take place on Saturday May 30 and will be divided into two parts. The first, at 9:30am, will focus on "Urban Security", a topic that will be dealt with for the first time by the G8 ministers, given the growing international attention to issues regarding the relationship between the dimension of the city, urban safety and quality of life of its citizens. At 10.45 am there will be the second part, dedicated to the issue: "Combating Terrorism", with particular reference to its development on an international scale and the possible improvement of counter-terrorism co-operation.

At 1:00 pm, at the end of the meeting, there will be a press conference.

Journalists, photo-reporters and cameramen who wish to participate in the event shall request the accreditation to it by sending a specific request by 2:00 pm of 27th May, 2009. For more detailed information and accreditation procedures link on the website: www.interno.it or www.giustizia.it , where you can find and submit the accreditation form.
For further details, please contact the phone numbers 06-46533777 and 06-68897501.
Access to the International Conference Centre “Alcide De Gasperi”, venue of the meeting, will be strictly limited to the accredited media representatives who shall wear the badge provided visibly at all times. The said badge is personal and cannot be worn by third persons.
Media representatives may pick up their personal badge, upon presentation of a valid identity document, on the first morning of the meeting. The press help desk will be located at the International Conference Centre in Via Guido Reni No 23.
The media workroom will be located inside the International Conference centre with working stations for journalists.
Rome - 21st May, 2009.

Source: http://www.interno.it/mininterno/export/sites/default/it/sezioni/sala_stampa/comunicati/comunicati_2009/0779_2009_05_22_english_version_G8.html