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The one-day conference "Family: Education and Well-being" is held in the Palazzo San Macuto of the Italian Parliament.
The conference participants include senators and parliamentarians, heads of NGOs, professors and other professionals.
Participants take notes during a presentation.
Hon. Roberto Rampi, a member of IAPP and an Ambassador for Peace (left), makes a comment. Seated at the table are (left to right) Dr. Massimo Marzi, Dr. Raffaele Cavaliere, Dr. Diego Righini, Elisabetta Nistri, and Dr. Chiara Gambino.
Maria Gabriella Mieli of WFWP-Italy (center) is the emcee for the morning session, with (left to right) Giuseppe Cali, Dr. Raffaele Cavaliere, Elisabetta Nistri and Dr. Chiara Gambino.
Dr. Massimo Marzi and Dr. Ziva Fischer Modiano receive Ambassador for Peace certificates from UPF-Italy Secretary General Franco Ravaglioli and WFWP-Italy President Elisabetta Nistri. Giuseppe Cali, the national leader of FFWPU-Italy, is in the background

Rome, Italy—On the occasion of the UN International Day of Families, UPF-Italy held a conference in the Palazzo San Macuto of the Italian Parliament.

The conference, titled "Family: Education and Well-being," was held on May 17, 2017, by UPF-Italy together with the Italian chapters of the affiliated organizations International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) and Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU).

Several parliamentarians and senators sponsored the event and gave a speech during the conference: Hon. Eleonora Bechis, Hon. Robert Rampi, Hon. Umberto D'Ottavio, Hon. Elena Centemero, and Sen. Domenico Scilipoti. The hall was filled with presidents of NGOs, politicians, and heads of associations devoted to the family and children.

Other speakers were:

Maria Gabriella Mieli of WFWP-Italy was the emcee for the morning session. She introduced the UN International Day of Families and explained its meaning. The three speakers representing UPF and its affiliated organizations were warmly appreciated by the conference participants:

A discussion followed the afternoon session, with many prominent participants giving their comments and asking questions of the speakers. Among them were Dr. Ziva Fischer Modiano, the president of the Association of Italian Jewish Women, one of the biggest women’s organizations in the world, and Dr. Gemma Guerrini, an important representative of the Rome City Hall.

Moderating the afternoon session was Dr. Diego Righini, a television presenter, who had the conference streamed online and broadcast on the national TV channel "ONE TV."

We realized that the family issue is a real frontline nowadays. Especially the politicians in the audience were quite divided on this issue, with many righteous people standing up for the traditional view of the family.

Six Ambassador for Peace certificates were given at the end.

After the program ended, many participants requested more information about our vision and said they want to cooperate with us. They recognized that we have much to offer to society and much hope to give to people and organizations.