Italy became a member of the United Nation on December 14, 1955. As of 2007, Italy’s population is 58,877,000. Italy’s largest city is Rome, and its currency is Euros. As of 2006, Italy’s major trading partner for the percentage of import is Germany, France, and the United States. Italy’s major trading partner for the percentage of export is Germany, France, and China. As of 2006, the percentage of people that have jobs in the industry section is 30.7%, where as the percentage of people that have jobs in the agriculture section is 4.2%. As of 2006, 14% of Italy’s population is between the age of 0 and 14, where as the population of women and men 60 years of age and over is 29/23%. The sex ration of men per 100 women is 94.5. As of 2006, there are 138 species that are threatened. As of 2005, the 34% of Italy’s total land area is covered by forest. As of 2007, the average minimum temperature in Italy is 10.6 degrees Celsius, and the average maximum temperature in Italy is 20.3 degrees Celsius.
The Italian Committee for UNICEF was created in the year 1974. It main purpose is to speak on behalf of children for their civil rights and gather money to help UNICEF in countries that are in the process of development. UNICEF is a very important thing in Italy. They have over 100 Subcommittees that are run by people who choose to and a staff that is trained and is based in Rome. Speaking on behalf of the children for their civil rights and raising money is a basic part of the Italian Committee’ s way of campaigning for the rise of appreciation and attention to this subject. There are a huge numbers of supporters, including universities, mayors, hospitals, the media, the government, and many more. There are several ways people support UNICEF in Italy. Some make a donation, and other join the “Amici dell’UNICEF” where they send money every month. A couple buy UNICEF items, such as greeting cards, and a few even buy a “Pigotta,” which is a doll where all the money used to purchase these goes to help vaccinate a kid, and this left a foundation for kids. Anybody who want to give up their time for UNICEF in Italy can call or email the closest Subcommittee. These people range from young ages to old ages. They are a great asset for UNICEF’s campaigns and they can quickly and easily spread what UNICEF is trying to get accomplished to everyone around them.