Italian Society for International Organization

The Italian Society for International Organization - SIOI - is an international non-profit organization that has been operating since 1944 under the control of the Italian Supreme Audit Institution and of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

It is the Italian Association for the United Nations - UNA Italy, one of the founding members of the ‘World Federation of the United Nations Associations’ (WFUNA), member of the ‘International Forum on Diplomatic Training’ (IFDT) in Vienna and member of the non-profit association UARCTIC (University of the Arctic). SIOI has its headquarters in the centre of Rome, in Palazzetto Venezia, and has spread over national territory through all of its branches (Turin and Milan), the Office to support the United Nations in Assisi and groups of the Students’ Movement for International Organization - MSOI. 

SIOI’s institutional aims are diplomatic and international training, research, information and conferences about international organization, international relations, international cooperation and international protection of human rights.

The Honorary President is Giorgio Napolitano, the President Emeritus of the Italian Republic. The President is Ambassador Riccardo Sessa, The Director General is Dr. Cristina Puccia, and the Co-Director with Responsibility for Training is Dr. Eva Palombo.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1944
Total Number of Staff 12
Number of Academic Staff 70
Number of Students 600
Focus Areas
  • Sustainable development, arctic studies, geopolitics of resources and environmental crimes
  • International law and economics, history of International relations
  • Geopolitics, cyber security, foreign policy and International space law
  • Protection of human rights, International cooperation and EU funding 
  • Media and lobbying in International and EU relations, International Ceremonial and Protocol
Fields of Study Offered Teaching and training
Political science and civics
Environmental protection (broad programmes)