THE TAR CAMPANIA VISITED THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD AND THE MUSEUM OF PEACE

A delegation of the Administrative Court of Campania, led by President Vincenzo Salomone, visited the United States of the World and the Museum of Peace.
Welcomed by SG Michele Capasso, the guests were able to visit the main emotional paths, expressing appreciation for the institutional and museum function.

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PROF. CARLO FORESTA RECEIVES THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

Professor Carlo Foresta received the "Mediterranean Award for Science and Research 2024". 
The ceremony took place at the Parthenope University in Naples in the presence of doctors, experts and political and institutional authorities.
Secretary-General Michele Capasso emphasised Prof. Foresta's profound humanity and expertise, especially in protecting against pollution that causes serious pathologies.
The award was presented as part of the event organised by Dr Fabio Perricone.

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XVI EDITION OF THE MARE NOSTRUM JOURNALISM AWARDS

The award ceremony for the winners of the XVI Edition of the Mare Nostrum Awards International Journalism Prize, organised by Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum and sponsored by the National Order of Journalists and the United States of the World, was held yesterday evening at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio in Naples.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the institutional, academic, information and shipping worlds.
The international jury of the Prize, chaired by journalist Bruno Vespa and composed of important personalities from the world of culture and journalism - including the Secretary General of the United States of the World Michele Capasso - decreed the following winners:

  • Diego Casali for the article "Motorways of the sea to the digitalisation test" published in QN - Quotidiano Nazionale - Speciale Mobilità
  • Meriem Khdimallah for the article "Femmes marins: Prévenir et combattre la violence et le harcèlement dans le secteur maritime", published in La Presse de Tunisie
  • Federico Fubini for the article 'In the Suez funnel, Houthi-West 1 to 0. The Costs for the Mediterranean", published in L'Economia - Corriere della Sera
  • The MBC - Servicios Audiovisuales editorial staff of the Spanish TV programme "Curiosity" for the episode "La Naturaleza se abre paso", broadcast on the national network RTVE
  • Fausto Biloslavo for the multimedia reportage in the Red Sea for freedom of navigation from Mare Nostrum published in Il Giornale and Panorama.

The "Cavaliere del Lavoro Guido Grimaldi" special prize, established by the Grimaldi family in memory of the founder of the Grimaldi Group, was awarded to journalist Roberto D'Antonio.
Secretary-General Michele Capasso, in presenting the award to Fausto Biloslavo, said he was moved by his familiarity with the war journalist since his time in the former Yugoslavia.

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PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “LUCCIOLE D’INVERNO”

Their names are Nazifa Mersa Hussein, Yuliya Hramika and Halyna Khrystiushina, they all share the same dream of peace.
From Afghanistan to Ukraine to Belarus, their testimonies bring women a message of hope and an invitation to welcome.
With the same invitation, the presentation of the latest book "Lucciole d'Inverno" by Elena Rossi (Armando Curcio Editore) opened at the Museum of Peace, where the protagonists are women and their ability to generate a chain of solidarity.
"We welcome literature, poetry, art, the sense of beauty and the practical sense of the female universe to counter the noise and darkness of contemporary history," said musician Eugenio Bennato, opening the meeting moderated by Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, which hosted the voices and stories of the refugees of the "Women for Peace" Association, coordinated by President Volha Marozava and the Publisher and Ceo of RID 96.8 FM (Radio Incontro Donna) Michelle Marie Castielllo. "Women today are the main actors in saving the earth and curing peace," stressed President Capasso. "It is a deep joy to be welcomed in this prestigious venue on the occasion of World Refugee Day, which invites us to a collective reflection on those who, because of wars, have extinguished and continue to extinguish lives and dreams," said Elena Rossi. "Women united by their strength can contribute to bringing peace to the world. It is precisely on this, on women's unity, that the daily work and commitment of our radio station, RID 96.8 FM, is based. And this is the message we want to share on this Day where our thoughts go out to the people suffering from wars around the world," added Michelle Marie Castiello.
"Refugee denotes a state of fragility where you are not at fault, you have no power to change anything in your country of origin, you are forced to flee and abandon it. By starting from scratch you learn to walk like a child in your new environment. We at DFP stand by these people to give them the opportunity of a new life," said Volha Marozava). Screened was the video 'Mother Earth', edited by Vittorio Pavoncello from the poem of the same name by Rossi dedicated to the open drama of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The text, already winner of the Capitolino d'Oro Prize for Poetry in 2023, tells of the young refugees of Donne for Peace who became the first actresses of the '"Theater4Inclusion" company.

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WOMEN ARTISTS, WRITERS AND JOURNALISTS SIGN THE KIMIYYA MANIFESTO

Elena Rossi, Martina Giacca, Volha Marosava, Anna Copertino and Francesca Pinzari signed the Kimiyya Manifesto on women's rights.
Welcomed by SG Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari, they expressed their satisfaction with this action of the United States of the World, which is indispensable for women's rights.

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PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK "FONDAMENTI DI ARTE DRAMMATICA"

The book "Fondamenti di Arte Drammatica" (Fundamentals of Dramatic Art) by Valentina Minopoli was presented in the historical Sala della Loggia of the Maschio Angioino. An event celebrating the art of drama and its fundamentals, organised by the Acli Beni Culturali, the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Fondazione Ad Astra, the Associazione Filitalia International, 'O 'Nciucio and Partenope, under the patronage of the Regional Council of Campania and the City of Naples.
The event was attended by leading personalities from the cultural and institutional scene, including Enza Amato, President of the Naples City Council; Franco Picarone, President of the Budget Committee of the Campania Regional Council; Pasquale Gallifuoco, President of Acli Beni Culturali; Laura Varriale, Leonardo da Vinci Institute; Demetrio Salvi, BCT Academy of Benevento; Michele Capasso, Fodazione Mediterraneo and MAMT Museum of Peace ; Michela Mortella, Filitalia International chapter Naples; and Domenico Capasso, Pianist.
The event was moderated by Melania Michelino.
"Fundamentals of Dramatic Art" is a comprehensive and accessible guide for anyone wishing to delve into the world of theatre, from its basic principles to its most advanced techniques. It is a valuable work for students, enthusiasts and professionals, offering a complete overview of this fascinating universe.
The presentation was an opportunity to celebrate the magic of theatre and to pay homage to a great Neapolitan artist: Tommaso Bianco. The organising bodies and organisations will dedicate a plaque to Bianco for his invaluable contribution to Italian theatre and cinema.
On this special occasion, the organising bodies and organisations have dedicated a plaque to the Neapolitan actor Tommaso Bianco, who embodied the essence of the real Naples through his commitment to the promotion of Neapolitan traditions, becoming a source of inspiration for the entire city. This award is a tribute to his invaluable contribution to Italian theatre and cinema.

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POPE FRANCIS AT THE G7

It has certainly changed the history of the G7, the presence of Pope Francis in Fasano di Puglia, but perhaps also that of the pontificate: the first non-European Pope in the assembly of the so-called Greats of the Western world. And at the moment of greatest crisis, with two wars - among the many - of global scope underway, both at the centre of an incessant preaching of peace accompanied by the most intense diplomatic action implemented by the Holy See in recent times.
"It is my birthday," said the Secretary-General of the United States of the World, Michele Capasso, who was present in Puglia, "just as Chancellor Sholtz and the American flag (born in 1777) are celebrating today: the presence of Pope Francis is the most beautiful gift.
For Pope Francis's G7 no chair was prepared, but only a chair at the common working table, and on an assigned topic, Artificial Intelligence, important and perhaps decisive for the future, but still of a limited nature.
It was therefore not a usual condition, but Francis went further, to the point of transforming the event into a symbolic turning point: the pope not seated on any podium, but seated side by side with the "powerful", ready to pay their due homage, even to the point of standing in line for an audience lasting only a few minutes. A manner not taken for granted by the rulers of a time that, although deeply marked by secularisation, continues to express the need for confrontation, if not guidance, on the essential questions not only of politics but of life as a whole.
By participating in the G7, Francis initiated a process of his own, paving the way for what can be called, an outgoing pontificate.
There too a crucial theme of this time and of the pontificate, the centrality of the Mediterranean and the drama of migrations that are turning it into a "cold cemetery without tombstones". There too a symbolic theme of the existential peripheries from which, Francis said, reality can be observed better and deeper. At the G7 in Apulia, there was the need to rush to the bedside of a real 'field hospital', with wards that may be fully equipped but are incapable of providing the relief that humanity demands above all in terms of peace and social justice. In the end, Francis' G7 was a great act of generosity and cordial openness to the world. The specific theme of Artificial Intelligence, for which the Pope was called to the summit, also fits into this perspective, showing a Church capable of facing with an open face, with courage and humility, the increasingly demanding challenges that the future poses.

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ROSALBA ROTONDO RECEIVES THE IV ANNUAL HERO AWARD

The IV "Annual Hero Award" established by Filitalia international was awarded to Rosalba Rotondo.
The ceremony was held nalla Sala dei Baroni at the Maschio Angioino in the presence of President Michele Capasso and Naples City Council President Enza Amato.

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50TH G7 SUMMIT

The G7 Summit was held in the town of Fasano in Apulia from 13 to 15 June 2024. The event was attended by the Heads of State and Government of the seven Member States, in addition to the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission representing the European Union.
As is tradition, representatives of some States and international organisations invited by the country holding the presidency also took part in the work.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and Secretary-General of the United States of the World Prof. Michele Capasso participated as an observer, as has been the case since the beginning of the Summits, producing a "Chronicle of the G/" published in various countries.
For the first time, this G/ Summit was attended by a Pontiff: Pope Francesco.

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THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD ART AND CREATIVITY IN MEMORY OF RYŪICHI SAKAMOTO

The "Mediterranean Award Art and Creativity 2024" was awarded to the memory of Ryūichi Sakamoto
The ceremony took place in Naples at the headquarters of the United States of the World in the presence of political, institutional, religious and military authorities from various countries. 
The Prize was presented by Prof. Michele Capasso to prof. Andrea Zepponi, who was delegated to receive the award.

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