FORUM VERSO SUD: THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR A NEW GEOPOLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIO-CULTURAL SEASON FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

The first edition of the Forum 'Verso Sud' (Towards the South), organised by the Minister for the South and Territorial Cohesion and The European House - Ambrosetti, was held on 13 and 14 May 2022 in Sorrento. The aim of the Forum was to present a vision and development agenda for Southern Italy, focusing on its role as a strategic hub and connection platform for Europe in the Mediterranean and Wider Mediterranean macro-area of reference.
The initiative hosted the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico, the Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 9 Ministers of the Italian Government, 2 European Commissioners, 5 representatives of the Enlarged Mediterranean Governments, business leaders and opinion makers from the countries of the area, for a two-day debate and networking.
During the Forum, the 'White Paper' on the relaunch of Southern Italy in the European and Enlarged Mediterranean framework was presented.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, congratulated the Minister for the South, Mara Carfagna, noting, in a message sent to her, "hopeful synergies" and hoping for fruitful cooperation also in view of the PNRR.
Already in 1990, the Fondazione Mediterraneo - in the context of the United States of the World - presented the "Greater Mediterranean" in Brussels, and in 1997 - in the presence of 3000 delegates and various Heads of State and Government, including President Scalfaro and Shimon Peres - the "Verso Sud" programme, the main points of which, after 25 years, are still consistent with those proposed during the two days in Sorrento.

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THE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE DAY OF MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF TERRORISM AND MASSACRES AT THE PEACE MUSEUM - MAMT

Once again this year, the Foundation and its networks have organised direct meetings with various institutions at the Museum of Peace - MAMT to remember the victims of terrorism and massacres, opening the web platform to emotional paths dedicated to the Museum in the "Memories" section.
President Michele Capasso recalled the 44th anniversary of Aldo Moro's assassination, a day that since 2007 has coincided with the "Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism and Massacres".
"The tragedy to which the country was awakened on the morning of the discovery of Aldo Moro's lifeless body, inside a red Renault 4 parked in Via Caetani in Rome, will remain indelibly in the history of Italy," said President Capasso, speaking to young students present and connected via web.
Among the commemorations offered on the Museum's multimedia platforms, that of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, who laid a wreath under Aldo Moro's tombstone in Via Caetani.
and then live with Montecitorio and the commemorations of Presidents Casellati and Fico.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF RAIMONDO VIANELLO

A large number of visitors came to the Museum of Peace - MAMT to celebrate the centenary of Raimondo Vianello's birth. President Michele Capasso, with various schools, recalled the figure of the great actor, protagonist of cinema and variety shows: his association with his wife Sandra Mondaini was particularly important. An example of comedy but also of indissoluble values such as complicity and respect for women.
The most important films and variety shows in which the actor played a leading role will be shown on the Museum's large video walls.

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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF POPE GIOVANNI PAOLO II'S MESSAGE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD

With a ceremony followed by Holy Mass celebrated in the chapel dedicated to St. Giovanni Paolo II, the 20th anniversary of the Holy Pope's visit to Ischia was commemorated.
On that occasion he addressed a message of support for the "United States of the World", stating: "Peace is action and the United States of the World that you are building and spreading requires courage and hope, qualities that you do not lack. At the beginning of this millennium, after the fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the last century, your initiative is precious and necessary because it has at its heart the values of the three "A's": Listening, Welcoming, Love.
May God bless you!

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SECRETARY GENERAL CAPASSO INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE NAPLES HEADQUARTERS

The Secretary General of the United States of the World, Prof. Michele Capasso, gave an interview in which he reviewed the international organisation's 33 years of activity and announced the forthcoming opening of its renovated headquarters in Naples with the memorial "Lest We Forget" and the "Towards the South" programme.

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STUDENTS OF THE MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA INSTITUTE OF NAPLES VISIT THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD AND THE PEACE MUSEUM

A large delegation of students from the "Margherita di Savoia" High School in Naples visited the headquarters of the "United States of the World" and the "Museum of Peace", expressing their appreciation for the high aims of the international organisation.
Welcomed by Secretary General Michele Capasso and other members of the institution, the young people retraced the various stages that have characterised the establishment of the "United States of the World" since 1989.
They paid particular attention to the original video with the appeal to young people for the "United States of the World" made by Gustavo Rol in January 1987.
At the end of the visit, the young people performed a concert for peace.

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CONCERT FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE BY THE STUDENTS OF THE MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA INSTITUTE OF NAPLES. "NEVER AGAIN GUNS...INSTRUMENTS IN MUSIC AGAINST ALL WARS"

The students of the various courses at the Istituto Musicale "Margherita di Savoia" in Naples - coordinated among others by Prof. Valentina Crimaldi - performed in a beautiful concert dedicated to Ukraine entitled "NEVER AGAIN GUNS...INSTRUMENTS IN MUSIC AGAINST ALL WAR". Before the concert, the Secretary General of the United States of the World Prof. Michele Capasso made an appeal to the young people by connecting with the city of Odessa and recommending that they act with the three "A's": Listening, Welcoming, Love.
The students were particularly attentive to the original video with the appeal to young people for the "United States of the World" made by Gustavo Rol in January 1987, which Prof. Capasso showed before the concert.

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CONCERT FOR UKRAINE 'CHANSON AUX PARFUMS DE LA MEDITERRANEE' WITH CHRISTINA ROSMINI

A concert for Ukraine entitled 'Chanson aux parfums de la Méditerranée' took place at the headquarters of the 'United States of the World' and the 'Museum of Peace'.
Enchanting the audience was the voice of Christina Rosmini, accompanied by Bruno Caviglia, Leo Raponi and Ciccio Merolla.
On this occasion, there was a connection with the city of Odessa.
The Secretary General of the 'United States of the World', Prof. Michele Capasso, and the President of the 'Volunteerism and Human Rights' Commission, Senator Giuseppe Lumia, outlined the actions underway to help the war-torn populations and, in particular, the city of Odessa.

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ACERRA CELEBRATES 25 APRIL WITH PRESIDENT MATTARELLA

Representatives of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the United States of the World were in Acerra for the 25 April celebrations, attended by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.
Secretary General of the United States of the World Michele Capasso emphasised the symbolic importance of the celebrations in Acerra "because it is precisely from the recognition of historical truth that a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect can arise as a fundamental basis for peaceful coexistence".

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AT THE MUSEUM THE CELEBRATION OF 25 APRIL 2022

Three hundred students from various schools came to the United States of the World and the Peace Museum to celebrate Liberation Day on 25 April 2022. In connection with Acerra, the official ceremony in the presence of President Sergio Mattarella was broadcast live on large video walls.

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