Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Prof Yunus Invited to Rome to discuss Theme for Expo 2030

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has met Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri recently at the city hall Palazzo Senatorio on the Capitoline Hill.

The Mayor requested Muhammad Yunus to help the city in designing the concept of Expo 2030, said a media release on Saturday.

Rome is a bidding city, where the Republic of Korea, Italy, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Russia are bidding countries, it said.

Prof Yunus visited Rome at the invitation of Mayor of Rome who was previously the Minister of Economy and Finances and member of the European Parliament where he chaired the influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

Former Italian diplomat, Guiseppe Scognamiglio, Director General of the Bid Committee Expo 2030 Roma was also present.

He emphasised the importance of the proposed theme and how it ties in with Rome’s history and future and then highlighted the city’s characteristics and its aims for the future.

Nicola Zingaretti, Governor of Lazio, met with Professor Yunus to discuss about his global campaign to have the Covid 19 Vaccine as a Global Common Good.

Zingaretti was one of the first signatories of the global campaign launched by Professor Yunus.

Governor Zingaretti expressed interest in hosting a Global Conference in Rome with all the 153 signatories of the global Appeal which included former heads of states and governments, Nobel Laureates and celebrities.

The main purpose of the conference would be to reignite the global efforts towards vaccine access. Yunus mentioned creating social business pharmaceutical companies would lead the way to bring end to vaccine apartheid.

Zingaretti highlighted a few examples his government has taken to bring healthcare to low income people.