Rotary Inter-Country Committees (ICC) ITALY - MALTA - SAN MARINO

UKRAINE - Message by the Rotary ICC National Coordinator Italy, Malta and San Marino Alessandro Pastorini
(27/02/2022 at 19:35)

A violent and sudden wind of war has hit Ukraine and is bringing despair, destruction and loss of life.
A painful and unexpected event that we never thought we would see reappear near us and that upsets and touches us deeply as human beings and as Rotarians.
Much could be expressed on the essential value of understanding between men and of peace but now is the moment of facts, it is the moment of concreteness and to ask ourselves what we can do, even with our limited possibilities.
As Inter-Country Committees we will be able to support the initiative of Antonio Ernesto Rossi - President of the Rotary Club Genova Centro Storico and Chair of the Italian Section of the Inter-Country Committee Italy, Malta, San Marino / Ukraine - who together with Ukrainian representatives in our country is initiating a plan, with Rotary District 2032 and others, aimed at welcoming refugees, especially mothers and children.
Our thoughts go out to the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian Rotarians, with whom we share the ideals of internationality and peace, with the hope that diplomacy will soon silence the guns.

           PDG Alessandro Pastorini
           Rotary ICC National Coordinator for Italy, Malta and San Marino

UKRAINE - Rotary International official statement posted at
(25/02/2022 at 17:45)

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
At #Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against #Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, #Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence.
Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Message by the Rotary ICC National Coordinator Italy, Malta and San Marino Alessandro Pastorini
(04/07/2021 at 12:00)

The first Rotary Inter-Country Committee was established in 1950 between Germany and France, with only one aim: reconciliation between two countries torn by war.
In Genoa, on the initiative of the National Association of Mutilated and Invalids of War, the House of the Mutilated was erected between 1937 and 1938, a building on the facade of which is written this sentence:
          "War is the lesson of history that the people never remember enough".
Two years later, Europe and the world would have experienced one of the most devastating tragedies: the Second World War! And then this sentence should be engraved in all consciences, because unfortunately there are still many conflicts in the world today. Conflicts for economic, political, social and religious interests. Through the network of the Rotary Inter-Country Committees and through the actions of the Rotary clubs we can be facilitators of reconciliation between different countries, improving the everday life of people, helping the needs of a suffering humanity, operating on the seven strategic areas of focus of Rotary International:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Sanitation and hygiene
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
- Supporting the environment.
If you are looking for an ideal of service join to the Rotary Inter-Country Committees, vectors of peace and worldwide understanding.

          PDG Alessandro PASTORINI
           Rotary ICC National Coordinator for Italy, Malta and San Marino

Rotary Inter-Country Committees (ICC): create bridges, foster peace and facilitate cooperation between different cultures and nations.