Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity


Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity
Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity
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Insignia of a Grand Officer of the Star of Italian Solidarity
Awarded by  Italy
Type Order of knighthood
Eligibility Expatriates and foreign nationals
Awarded for Reconstruction of Italy after 1945
Status Extant
Statistics
Established 27 January 1947
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Merit for Labour
Next (lower) Order of Vittorio Veneto

The Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Stella della solidarietà italiana) was founded as national order by the first President of the Italian Republic, Enrico De Nicola, in 1947, to recognise civilian and military expatriates or foreigners who made an outstanding contribution to the reconstruction of Italy after World War II.[1]

The insignia, modified in 2001, bears the inscription Solidarietà Italiana encircling a depiction of the Good Samaritan.[2]

The three degrees with corresponding ribbons are as follows (with numbers to December 2006):

Ribbon
(1947-2001)
Ribbon
(since 2001)
Class (English) Full title in Italian Awards
OSSIbis1.png Grande ufficiale OSSI medal BAR.svg 1st Class / Grand Officer Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana 643
OSSIbis2.png Commendatore OSSI medal BAR.svg 2nd Class / Commander Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana 3,415
OSSIbis3.png Cavaliere OSSI medal BAR.svg 3rd Class / Knight Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana 6,507

The order is bestowed by decree of the President of the Republic, head of the order, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2011, the order was reformed as the Order of the Star of Italy by the 11th President, Giorgio Napolitano.[3] The emphasis of the reformed award has shifted from post-war reconstruction to the preservation and promotion of national prestige abroad, promoting friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy.

See also

References

  1. ^ Instituted by Decree Law of the Provisional Head of State No. 703 of 27 January 1947, amended by Decree Law No. 812 of 9 March 1948
  2. ^ By Decree of the President of the Republic No. 385 of 21 September 2001
  3. ^ LEGGE 3 febbraio 2011, n. 13 Modifiche ed integrazioni al decreto legislativo 9 marzo 1948, n. 812, recante nuove norme relative all'Ordine della Stella della solidarieta' italiana (Gazzetta Ufficiale 1 marzo 2011, n. 49)

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