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April 22, the International Earth Day

Celebrated on April 22, the Earth Day is the biggest environmental event dedicated to the Planet which every year involves millions of people. The aim of this day is to shed light on the most urgent ecological issues, from global warming to deforestation.

The Earth Day was born thanks to John Mc Connell, an American ecologist who in 1969, during the UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, proposed a day dedicated to the celebration of our Planet. The proposal got a great success and the first International Earth Day took place in America in 1970. Given the event’s triumph, it became a fixed event that today is celebrated in 192 countries every year. It was the United Nations that chose to celebrate it on April 22: one month and two days after the spring equinox.

Every year there is a different subject and this year, which is the 51st anniversary, the subject is Restore Our Earth. Therefore the objective is not only to reduce the environmental impact, but also to make amends for the damages we already did.

Given the health emergency caused by Covid-19 spread, in 2020 the Earth Day became completely digital for the first time in history. This year there are many digital initiatives too: the president of the United States, Joe Biden, has organized a virtual conference on the climate to which more than 40 international leaders will participate. In Italy instead, there will be the second edition of #OnePeopleOnePlanet, a multimedia marathon in live streaming on RaiPlay.

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    Lorena Radici

    Lorena Radici studia Relazioni Internazionali presso l'Università degli Studi di Milano, curriculum: International Cooperation and Human Rights. Nel 2019 ha conseguito una laurea in Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica presso la Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici (SSML) di Varese, specializzandosi nel campo della traduzione e dell'interpretariato in inglese, spagnolo e cinese.

    Durante il suo percorso di studi alla triennale ha avuto l'opportunità di svolgere dei tirocini di traduzione verso la lingua inglese con la redazione di VareseNews e con l'associazione culturale della località del Sacro Monte di Varese. Sempre alla SSML ha poi frequentato il corso di alta formazione in Mediazione Culturale.

    La sua passione per le Relazioni Internazionali è rivolta soprattutto al settore dei diritti umani, dell'immigrazione e della sicurezza internazionale. In particolare, è interessata ai temi riguardanti la criminalità organizzata globale.

    In Mondo Internazionale ricopre il ruolo di Autrice nelle aree tematiche "Organizzazioni Internazionali" e "Ambiente e Sviluppo" e il ruolo di Revisore di Bozze.

    Lorena Radici studies International Relations at the University of Milan, curriculum: International Cooperation and Human Rights. In 2019 she got a degree in Sciences of Language Mediation at SSML in Varese, where she studied Translation and Interpretating in English, Spanish and Chinese.

    During the degree course at SSML she had the opportunity to do an internship in translation with VareseNews and a cultural association of Sacro Monte. She also attended a course of Higher Education in Cultural Mediation.

    For what regards International Relations, she is interested above all in human rights, immigration and international security. Particularly, she is interested in topics related to global criminal organizations.

    Within Mondo Internazionale she is an Author for the thematic areas of "International Organizations" and "Environment and Development" and she also serves as Proofreader.

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