Giro Mario

Community of Sant'Egidio

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Mario Giro (born 1958, in Rome) is an Italian trade-unionist, and since 1990 a mediator for peace in the Community of Sant'Egidio.

Mario Giro joined the Community of Sant’Egidio in 1975, and today serves as its Director for International Relations.

Mario Giro participated in several mediation missions, in Mozambique, Algeria, Burundi, Kosovo, Liberia, Guinea, Niger, Togo, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Colombia and Uganda.

He was awarded on November 5, 2010, the Fondation Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention.

He was appointed as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in May 2013, in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

[September 2016]
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