Mr. Michele Emiliano, the mayor of Bari, Italy, presented the keys of the city to IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei at a ceremony in Bari on 29 September.
"Bari is a city of peace," Mr. Emiliano said in conferring the award to Dr. ElBaradei. "You represent for all of us a model of uprightness, determination, intellectual and professional honesty that was transferred, with your daily work, at the service of the international community." He noted that Bari has been selected as the home of an international organization for the protection of children in war zones.
Dr. ElBaradei also received an honorary degree from The Free Mediterranean University Jean Monnet (LUM). The academic ceremony on 29 September recognized the important work of Dr. ElBaradei. Dignitaries at the ceremony included LUM rector Emanuele Degennaro; Roberto Bocchini, the head of the Economy Department; and Pino Arlacchi, former Executive Director of the UN in Vienna and now head of international relations at LUM.
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