Item 1558 - Freedom of the City of Cesena, Italy.

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ZA COM MR-T-1-1-1558


Freedom of the City of Cesena, Italy.


  • 29 April 2002 (Creation)

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Date accepted: 1999/09/23 , Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 19/12/11

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Award conferring The Freedom of the Town of Cesena, Italy

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Presentation booklet consisting of transparent cover and light gray binding. he components (4 in total) are sewn together with blue yarn. Taken out of binding for preservation
Award is an authenticated photocopy of the Record of the Resolutions of the Commune di Cesena Town Council awarding Mr Mandela the Freedom of the Town of Cesena. It is 9 pages long: 4 pages are of the record in English, 4 pages are of the record in Italian. The final page is blank. All pages, except the final blank page, are stamped (once or twice) with the blue seal of the Comune di Cesena Segreteria Generale. There is a large blue stamp on both the English language version and the Italian language version of the record that confirms the document as a photocopy. It is signed and dated.

The first page of the English language version of the record states:
Commune di Cesena
(Cesena Municipality)
P.g.n. 14990/318
Record of the Resolutions of the Town Council
session of April 29, 2002 - Resolution Nr. 86
Subject: Awarding of the freedom of the Town of Cesena on Mr Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
On April Twentynine, Twothousand and two, the first convocation of a town council public session took place upon written notice to the councillors.
The councillor Piero Bonavita is in the chair and the secretary general Mr Giorgio Cigna assists
(list of council members)

The second page reviews Mr Mandela's accomplishments and contributions.

The third page sets forth the regulations and authorities legitimizing the award. It also states:
The town Council resolves
-to confer the freedom of the city of Cesena on Mr Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner, considering his above mentioned merits
-to approve that this conferring will take place during a public ceremony.

The fourth page is signed by: Cigna Giorgio (Secretary General), Bonavita Piero (President), Dr. ssa. L Bolognesi (Officer in Charge), Dr. ssa I Fusaroli (Officer in Charge)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0021

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