Enzo Cursio

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Enzo Cursio
Enzo Cursio.jpg
Cursio in May 2011
Born (1968-10-14) October 14, 1968 (age 46)
Nationality Italian
Occupation Journalist

Vincenzo Cursio (born 14 October 1968) is an Italian journalist and human rights activist. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.[2] He has collaborated with world leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, and is currently a spokesman for the Gorbachev Foundation in charge of institutional relations at World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.[3]


In the late 1980s, Cursio was one of the leaders of the Italian Socialist Youth Movement.[4] In 1994 he joined the Federazione Laburista, the Italian political movement chaired by the Liberal-Socialism leader Valdo Spini[5]

During the Ciampi administration, he has held government positions in the Ministry of Environment, Urban Areas, EU Policies. From 1996 to 2000 he has worked in the Defense Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. During the second Prodi administration, he held the position of Head of Press Office of the Minister of Youth and sports activities.[6] In 2008 he founded the NGO "Africa Must Unite" chaired by Ghana's leader Samia Nkrumah[7]

In recent years, Cursio has been one of the leaders of "The Movement for the Referendum" led by Mario Segni to reform the Italian electoral law.[8]

Is Managing Director of "City of Peace for Children Foundation", chaired by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams.[9] and founder of the World Centers of Compassion for Children International Italy non-profit organization [10]

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates[edit]

Cursio was one of the original promoters of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.[11][12] In 2006, with the support of its President Mikhail Gorbachev and the Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni, Cursio was among the founders of The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates,[13] a non-profit organization based in Rome which operates on a permanent basis in Moscow and Rome.

The main task of the Permanent Secretariat is to organize the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and to ensure the cohesion of the activities of the Summits. The Permanent Secretariat also interacts with the permanent participants of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for the purposes of preparation, organization and development of the Summits’ meetings and to monitor and support the activities of Nobel Peace Laureates who participate in the annual Summits.


  1. ^ Cursio, Enzo. "The Profile of Enzo Cursio". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ Granoff, Jonathan (November 4, 2010). "Nobel Peace Laureates' Summit: Inspiration From Hiroshima". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cat Stevens to be honored". USA Today. Associated Press. November 9, 2004. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sacchi, Paola (December 31, 2005). "We, the boys of Fassino Zoo". Panorama Magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Enzo Cursio (December 16, 1997). La Proposta Laburista. Giunti. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ governo.it (December 20, 2006). "Minister of Youth and sport activities website". governo.it. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Africa Must Unite NGO". October 22, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The referendum runs like a train 'Now we are closer to the goal'". la Repubblica. July 15, 2007. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  9. ^ "City of Peace for Children Foundation official website". October 18, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ "WCCC Italia official website". Sep 19, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates website". hermann-editeurs.com. July 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Marching Towards Peace". TheWorldMarch.org. September 23, 2009. 
  13. ^ "official World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates contacts". nobelforpeace-summits.org. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 

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