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Mario Giro

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Mario Giro has served as under-secretary for foreign affairs in Italy since May 2013, after a stint as adviser to the minister for international cooperation and integration in 2012. He previously was director for international affairs for the Community of Sant'Egidio. In this role Giro was involved in all Community-backed peace negotiations. In 2005, he spearheaded efforts to bring rebel leaders in Darfur to Rome for discussions in advance of negotiations with the Government of Sudan. Giro has also been involved in the peace talks between Sudan and Congo to meet rebel leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda. He has also recently worked in Guinea, Niger, and Côte d’Ivoire. During the 1990s he facilitated negotiations related to the conflicts in Algeria, Kosovo and Albania, Liberia, and Burundi. Giro was awarded the 2010 Jacques Chirac Foundation Prize for Conflict Prevention.

INTERVIEWS

A Discussion with Mario Giro, Director for International Affairs, Community of Sant’Egidio
November 20, 2008

Background: Mario Giro began working as a youth-oriented community organizer for the Community of Sant'Egidio, a Catholic lay organization based in Rome, and is now the Director for International Affairs for the organization. Giro talked about the Community's central role in fostering peace to...