A NEW SECTION OF THE MUSEUM DEDICATED TO ART GLASS

During a visit to the Museum of Peace - MAMT and the United States of the World headquarters, guests of Dr. Antonio Romano and officials of the integrated design company Athena were able to appreciate the beauty of the emotional pathways, which are part of the heritage of humanity.
On this occasion, art glass collector Sandro Pezzoli announced his intention to donate a significant part of his collection of pieces from all over the world to the Museum and the United States of the World.
On this occasion, Prof. Andrea Zepponi donated some examples of his book "Virginia Colombati, maestra di belcanto" (Marsilio Editore) and performed on the piano.

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GIANMARCO FINIZIO, AKA 'GUASTO', VISITING THE MUSEUM

Gianmarco Finizio, aka "Guasto", visited the Museum of Peace and, in particular, the section dedicated to Pino Daniele.
He was born in Naples in 1990 and started playing the guitar and writing songs when he was very young, in middle school, attending an experimental music class.
Between one job and another as animator in villages, delivery 'on a non-electric bike!', live performer in various clubs, he began to self-produce his first tracks, together with DJ Fabio Stingo, with whom he began a techno/funk auteur musical journey.
So far he has released two singles, the first one "In what sense?", produced by Mauro Spenillo (aka Socio M), who, after discovering him, involved Antonio De Carmine Principe in the project, with whom they produced the second single "Che c'hai d'accendere?" (NyNa City 91 record / Artist First).
"Funkyland" is Guasto's new single, available on the radio and digitally. The song is a tale that takes us on a journey on a planet made up of grooves, rhodes, fender bass and guitar, synths, strings, recalling sounds of a well-defined style, amidst various famous musical quotations where we find George Benson, Bee Gees, Diana Ross, EWF, Kool and the Gang, passing by Jovanotti and breathing in some Neapolitan atmospheres close to Pino Daniele. As well as being a tribute to some of the giants of this style of music, the song projects us into that wonderful ideal land, where we can take refuge, dance and dance in complete freedom 'in this shabby reality'.
He was among the winners of 'Area Sanremo' 2020. At the Museum, he performed some of Pino's songs.

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MESSAGE FOR THE NEW YEAR

The professor Michele Capasso - Secretary General of the "United States of the World" and president of the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" - addressed, as usual, a message for the new year 2023.
The hope is that in this year we can reach a truce and then peace in Ukraine and in other parts of the world through the enhancement of diversity.
“Only by tackling, solving and harmonizing diversity, conditions of misery, ignorance and injustice in the world - says prof. Capasso - it is possible to extinguish hotbeds of discord, riot, hatred; it must be understood that diversities, if harmonized, constitute a strength and a source of enrichment for all humanity, complementing each other instead of opposing each other. It is not a question of pursuing a system of universal harmony, as Fourier or Leibnitz wished, because we started from a pre-established universal harmony: the great inequalities existing between our brothers and sisters scattered throughout the world require our commitment to harmonize them. On this theme it is worth proposing an example: if in an orchestra everyone played on their own, a 'cacophony' would arise; if all the instruments were identical, it would be 'monotony'; the inequality of instruments and the harmonization of sounds is much better to arrive at a great ‘universal symphony’”.

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56th WORLD DAY OF PEACE

The "United States of the World" organized and participated in various cities on 5 continents in the "56th World Day of Peace" bringing the 35-year experience of the "Peace is action" program.
On this occasion the Secretary General prof. Michele Capasso recalled the words of Pope Francis in his message entitled: No one can save themselves alone. Starting again from Covid-19 to trace paths of peace together.
"St. Paul constantly exhorts the community to be vigilant, seeking goodness, justice and truth: "Let us not sleep like the others, therefore, but let us be vigilant and be sober" (5:6). It is an invitation to stay awake, not to lock ourselves up in fear, pain or resignation, not to give in to distraction, not to be discouraged but instead to be like sentinels capable of staying awake and seizing the first light of dawn, especially in the darker. Covid-19 has plunged us into the middle of the night, destabilizing our ordinary life, turning our plans and our habits upside down, overturning the apparent tranquility of even the most privileged societies, generating disorientation and suffering, causing the death of many of our brothers and sisters.
… Certainly, having experienced first-hand the fragility that distinguishes human reality and our personal existence, we can say that the greatest lesson that Covid-19 leaves us as a legacy is the awareness that we all need each other, that our greatest treasure, albeit even more fragile, is human brotherhood, founded on the common divine sonship, and that no one can save himself alone. It is therefore urgent to seek and promote together the universal values ​​which trace the path of this human brotherhood. We have also learned that the trust placed in progress, technology and the effects of globalization has not only been excessive, but has turned into an individualistic and idolatrous intoxication, undermining the desired guarantee of justice, concord and peace. In our world that runs at 2 speeds, very often the widespread problems of imbalances, injustices, poverty and marginalization feed ills and conflicts, and generate violence and even wars.
… While, on the one hand, the pandemic has brought out all of this, on the other we have been able to make positive discoveries: a beneficial return to humility; a downsizing of certain consumerist claims; a renewed sense of solidarity that encourages us to get out of our selfishness to open ourselves to the suffering of others and their needs; as well as a commitment, in some cases truly heroic, of many people who have spent themselves so that everyone could better overcome the drama of the emergency. From this experience came the stronger awareness that invites everyone, peoples and nations, to put the word "together" back at the center. Indeed, it is together, in fraternity and solidarity, that we build peace, guarantee justice, overcome the most painful events. The most effective responses to the pandemic have in fact been those that have seen social groups, public and private institutions, international organizations united to respond to the challenge, leaving aside particular interests. Only the peace that comes from fraternal and selfless love can help us overcome personal, social and global crises".

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ENNIO AT THE MUSEUM AMONG THE EMOTIONS OF PINO DANIELE

Ennio, from Benevento, has always been a Pino Daniele fan. He demonstrated this during a long visit to the MAMT Peace Museum, in the "Pino Daniele Alive" space. So many songs, so many emotions...

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INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING DAY. THE BEST MEDICINE TO TREAT OURSELVES AND SOCIETY

The "United States of the World" promoted the "International Volunteer Day" in various cities on 5 continents:
The president of the Commission "Volunteering and human rights" Giuseppe Lumia stated in his message:
“Modern volunteering is a concrete experience that deeply marks life. Heal ourselves from a thousand evils that often brutalize us: apathy, loneliness, boredom, selfishness, indifference. It also exalts the beautiful virtues that, digging, digging, we all have inside and that we often overlook: proximity, desire to do, gift, gratuity, dedication, altruism, ability to "emerge from difficulties together." Modern and organized volunteering is also the right experience to cure the ills of society which are unfortunately many: hatred, discrimination, violence, wars, inequalities, climate change, but also disengagement towards each other and towards the social and environmental context.
In fact, modern and organized volunteering promotes participation, sharing, planning, fraternity and relationships.
This is why modern and organized volunteering brings into play high democratic and political profiles in a participatory way that wants to remove the causes of the discomfort or marginalization to which we passionately dedicate ourselves.
My teacher and brotherly friend, Luciano Tavazza, has always testified: "not heroes, but citizens". That's no small thing, especially in these troubled times.
I recommend reading two books: "The city of joy", by Dominique Lapierre, whose disappearance we mourn today, and precisely "Not heroes, but citizens", by Luciano Tavazza.
I also remember the link to sign the appeal to the President of the Republic - prepared by the Luciano Tavazza association, connected to the "United States of the World" - to relaunch the role of organized volunteering".

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UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD PARTICIPATE IN WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

The "United States of the World" organized and participated in various cities in the "World Day of the Poor", which Pope Francis dedicated this year to the theme "Jesus Christ made himself poor for you" (see 2 Cor 8:9) , title of the Message released on June 14, 2022.
“Pope Bergoglio - stated the SG Michele Capasso - starting from the tragic actuality of the conflict in Ukraine, from the senselessness of the war (many times defined by him as "madness"), identifies three paths for living responsible solidarity.
The first is to reject any form of "slackness that leads to inconsistent behavior" and says that this "is a theme that often recurs in the Pope's magisterium because it is a cultural condition that is the result of an exasperated secularism that confines people to inside a Chinese wall with no sense of social responsibility, with the illusion of living a happy but in fact ephemeral and groundless existence".
The second path is that of assuming solidarity as a form of social and Christian commitment. Pope Francis says: "Solidarity is precisely this: sharing the little we have with those who have nothing, so that no one suffers. The more the sense of community and communion as a lifestyle grows, the more solidarity develops…". Many countries in recent decades, says the prelate, have made progress thanks to family policies and social projects, so the time has come to share this "patrimony of security and stability", so that no one finds themselves in poverty. Central to this spirit of sharing is the value given to money and the intended use of it.
The third step is the proposal contained in the title of this VI World Day of the Poor. It is taken from Paul's second letter to the Christians of Corinth: "Jesus Christ made himself poor for you". The context of the Apostle's Letter is that of raising funds to support the poor of the Jerusalem community. Yesterday as today it is important to give continuity to generosity. "Solidarity, in fact, is precisely this - continues Pope Francis in the message - sharing the little we have with those who have nothing, so that no one suffers. The more the sense of community and communion as a lifestyle grows, the more solidarity develops […]. As members of civil society, we keep alive the call to the values ​​of freedom, responsibility, brotherhood and solidarity".

The "United States of the World" find in their "Constitution" in charity, faith and hope the foundation of being and acting of all the inhabitants with the motto "LAND AND PEACE".

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PRESIDENT CAPASSO APPOINTED HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ITALIAN BIO-ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION

At a ceremony held at the Naples headquarters of the "United States of the World", President Michele Capasso received the award of Honorary Member of the 'Italian Foundation of Bioarchitecture' chaired by Wittfrida Mitterer.

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THE SG CAPASSO ATTENDS THE 33RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE FALL OF THE WALL

The Secretary-General of the "United States of the World" Prof. Michele Capasso participated - at the invitation of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - in the celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The official ceremony took place at the Berlin Wall Memorial on Beranuer Straße, in the presence - among others - of the Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, and Claudia Roth, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.
The Belarusian choir Volny performed in the memorial and the Chapel of Reconciliation on the former "death strip".
In addition, around 200 students from Germany, France and Norway discussed the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, said: "The day reminds us, especially in these days, to recognise the value of freedom and to accept the responsibility that comes with it."
Secretary General Capasso - after laying a wreath - recalled his presence in Berlin on 9 November 1989 stating: "We must keep alive the memory of the suffering caused for decades by the Wall and the regime that spawned it: at the same time, we must be proud of what has been achieved from 1989 to the present day through the joint efforts of East and West. The United States of the World has always supported this indispensable process of peace and reconciliation, which must be set as an example in neighbouring Ukraine, the victim of an unjust and senseless invasion".
Concluding his speech, the SG recalled the words of St. John Paul II in support of the United States of the World: "Freedom means doing what you must".

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THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD PRESENT AT COP 27

The "United States of the World" participated with a large delegation in COP 27 - the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change - which took place in Egypt, in Sharm el Sheikh, from 6 to 18 November 2022.
The "United States of the World" - with the autonomous Sections and the network of Universities, research centres, civil society organisations, businesses, international organizations and local bodies - presented the lines of action which since 1987 have essentially promoted on the “ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION”.
The delegates of the "United States of the World" made their contribution by providing a space for discussion and dialogue between a wide range of stakeholders involved in implementing the Paris Agreement.
The GM Prof. Michele Capasso and the President of the International Committee prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra highlighted the importance of the meeting together with the complexity of the governance which produced minimal results compared to expectations.

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