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    UNIS/MA/231
    10 October 2018

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Media representatives are invited to a unique production of the Italian play

    "Dieci storie proprio così"
    (Ten stories just like this)

    Monday 15 October 2018 at 13:10

    Boardroom A, M-Building, Vienna International Centre

    VIENNA, 10 October (UN Information Service) - The media is invited to cover a special (English-subtitled) production of the renowned Italian play "Dieci storie proprio cosi" (Ten stories just like this), to be held during the 9th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

    Performed for the first time outside Italy since its debut in Naples in 2012, the play was written by Giulia Minoli and Emanuela Giordano as part of the project "Il palcoscenico della legalità" (The stage of lawfulness), after meetings with the families of victims of criminal organizations such as the Mafia. It showcases civic responses to organized crime throughout Italy and aims at innovatively turning them into tools to prevent and fight crime. It has been performed all over Italy, including for over 50,000 students.

    The play will be introduced by Alfonso Bonafede, Minister of Justice of Italy, John Brandolino, Director of the Division for Treaty Affairs of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Director Giulia Minoli. It will be followed by the testimonies of Professor Maria Falcone, sister of Judge Giovanni Falcone (who was assassinated by the Mafia) and President of the Falcone Foundation, Federico Cafiero De Raho, National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor of Italy, and Professor Nando della Chiesa, Professor at the University of Milan.

    Fifty Austrian secondary school students will also attend the play.

    The event is organized jointly by Education for Justice, a component of UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Organizations in Vienna.

    Media accreditation

    Media representatives who wish to attend and cover the play, and who are not already accredited to the Vienna International Centre (VIC), should email press.vienna@un.org for accreditation. The play is scheduled to start at 13:10 and end at 14:30. Access to the M-building is via Gate 1 of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

    For additional information about the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime go to: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CTOC/CTOC-COP-session9.html   

    For the programme of the conference and side events go to: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CTOC/CTOC-COP-session9.html  

    Follow the event on social media via Hashtags #E4J #DohaDeclaration #COP9 #UNTOC

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    For further media enquiries, please contact:

    Kevin Town
    Public Information Officer, UNODC
    Telephone: +43 699 1459 5575
    Email: kevin.town[at]un.org