Città di Venezia
The city of Venice is globally renowned for its unique cultural heritage and location. Venice is strongly mobilised to improve the well-being of its inhabitants, by promoting a peaceful coexistence among its people and stimulating inter-religious and intercultural dialogue. In this way the city is following the example of tolerance set by the ancient “Serene Republic”.
The city is actively involved in the promotion of human rights, culture and peace education, the decentralised cooperation in local government to encourage sustainable development for all, and in the fight against racism. This is how the city of Venice has become a symbol for the “No to the Death Penalty International Campaign” organised by the Community of Sant’Egidio since 1998.
In 2002 Venice took part in the “Venice for life” initiative which aims to improve the visibility of the campaign against the death penalty and to garner support for a worldwide moratorium. The city became a member of the World Coalition in 2004 and pursues its commitment to contributing to the abolition of the death penalty in the world.
Structure typeLocal community