THE CONSUL OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO IN NAPLES DESIGNATED AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD

The Consul of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Naples, Angelo Melone, has been designated "Ambassador"of the United States of the World and, in particular, for Africa as part of the "United States of Africa" programme.
During a ceremony at the Naples headquarters, Secretary General Michele Capasso conferred the appointment on Consul Melone together with an official letter for Dr. DENIS MUKWEGE, recipient of the "United States of the World for Peace 2022" award.

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FABIO COLETTA VISITING THE MUSEUM

Fabio Coletta, owner of the "Handy System Onlus" and author of the braille plaques at the Peace Museum, visited the museum and expressed his appreciation for the World Heritage Museum and the "United States of the World".

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ITALIAN REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATED AT THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD HEADQUARTERS

Large crowds flocked to the United States of the World headquarters to celebrate Italian Republic Day.
On the large videowalls in various rooms the live coverage of the various ceremonies.
The first was when the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, paid homage to the Monument of the Unknown Soldier at the Altar of the Fatherland and attended the Parade at the Imperial Forums.
The Head of State, accompanied by the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff, reviewed the Department of Honour deployed with Flag and Band.
President Mattarella then laid a laurel wreath at the Shrine of the Unknown Soldier, in memory of all the soldiers and civilians who have served and serve the State with commitment and abnegation, in the presence of the Presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, the Prime Minister and the President of the Constitutional Court.
At the end, the Frecce Tricolori flew over Piazza Venezia.
The Head of State then attended the Military Parade at the Fori Imperiali, which ended with the overflight of the Frecce Tricolori.
The second when the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, greeted in the afternoon the approximately 2,300 citizens who visited the Quirinale Gardens on the occasion of 2 June, Republic Day.
This year, the customary opening of the Gardens to the public was dedicated to people with disabilities represented by national associations.
In cooperation with the Miur (Ministry of Education, University and Research), some refugee children from Ukraine attending the 'W.A. Mozart' Comprehensive Institute in Rome were invited, protagonists of a path of integration and social inclusion.

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THE SG CAPASSO PRESENTS THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD TO MINISTERS AND POLITICIANS

The Secretary General (SG) of the "United States of the World" Prof. Michele Capasso, on the sidelines of the "ALIS ON TOUR" meeting, presented the "United States of the World" and the importance of the cocnreta action carried out for 33 years for peace and shared development to the ministers and politicians present.
To Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, the SG emphasised the importance of the actions in the area of the reception and integration of migrants and refugees that the "United States of the World" has been carrying out since 1990 in cooperation with associations and organisations from the voluntary sector and civil society.
The Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies Mariastella Gelmini the SG illustrated the "Towards the South" programme launched by the "United States of the World" in 1992 and aimed at rebalancing Europe in the Greater Mediterranean with a special role for Southern Italy in the areas of tourism, land and sea resources and cultural heritage.
To the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio, the SG illustrated the initiatives in the areas of peace and dialogue carried out by the 'United States of the World' since 1989, with the significant 'Forums' of Napolim, Marseilles and Barcelona constituting milestones for international diplomatic action.
To the Minister for Disabilities, Erika Stefani, the SG highlighted the significant initiatives carried out by the "United States of the World" since 1992 in the sphere of disability protection understood as a "transversal matter that crosses all our living".
To the Minister for Equal Opportunities and the Family, Elena Bonetti, the SG highlighted the priority actions of the 'United States of the World' in the areas of gender equality and support for families and women's work.
The importance of the United States of the World was also illustrated by the SG to a number of Under Secretaries: Assuntela Messina (Technological Innovation and Digital Transition), Dalila Nesci (South and Territorial Cohesion), Giorgio Mulè (Defence).

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ALIS ON TOUR - FIRST STAGE

The Italy of enterprises and territories protagonists of today and tomorrow.  After the great success of the first edition of LET EXPO, ALIS continues its associative activity with a tour to discover Southern Italy!
Guido Grimaldi: "The presence of Ministers Lamorgese, Gelmini, Stefani, Bonetti e Di Maio, dei Sottosegretari Messina, Nesci and Mulè, Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Rosato and many distinguished guests is a further sign of great appreciation for the work done by the transport and logistics sector".
This is how ALIS President Guido Grimaldi comments on the first appointment of 'ALIS ON TOUR. L'Italia in movimento alla scoperta del Mezzogiorno" (Italy on the move to discover Southern Italy), which will see the Association play a leading role next 14 June in Naples, on 5 July in Manduria (Taranto) and, finally, on 2 August in Catania.
The day's proceedings were kicked off by an interview with the Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese, who emphasised precisely the importance recognised for the sector, also in terms of security, considering "what has been done by the logistics cluster represented by ALIS during the lockdown and the help given to the system with the punctual transport of goods, thanks to which Italians have never suffered shortages of any goods. In this regard, the many funds that will be allocated to reducing the distances between North and South, such as those on the high-speed rail network, are very important, and I believe that the PNRR funds can be used precisely to reduce these distances: it is essential that we move forward along this line".

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THE MAMT PEACE MUSEUM IS EQUIPPED WITH TACTILE REPRODUCTIONS FOR THE BLIND

Thanks to the Campania Region, the manager Anita Florio and the officials Federico Lomolino and Carmine Oliva, it was possible to supplement the 2021 Braille Call for Proposals with additional unused resources.
Thanks to these resources, the Fondazione Mediterraneo, together with volunteers and collaborators, has created tactile plaques and reproductions in addition to the existing ones, enabling the most significant works to be enjoyed by the blind by means of transcoding them into Braille.
This is particularly important for the large works - such as "The Last Supper" (4.5 x 2.60 m) and the Great Mihrab (9 x 1.60 m) - for which it is now possible to "touch" them and enjoy all the details with tactile Braille relief reproductions.A special thanks to the companies "Handy System" of Rome, "EdilSantagata" of Caserta and "Stampa Gargiulo" of Naples for the quality of the work carried out with passion.

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THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD MICHELE CAPASSO EXPRESSES CONDOLATIONS FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND EMIR OF ABU DHABI, KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

The Secretary General of the "United States of the World" prof. Michele Capasso expressed condolences to the Abu Dhabi authorities for the disappearance of the President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayan.
The Secretary General recalled the support for the "United States of the World" by the United Arab Emirates and the collaborations with important Emirati institutes, first of all the "Emirates Center for strategic studies and research".
On this occasion, Michele Capasso greeted the new president of the Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, hoping for the continuation of fruitful collaborations on the issues of peace and shared development.

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GIRO D'ITALIA: A STAGE IN BEAUTY

The eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia is Naples: a journey into beauty.
Suggestive images from the Fondazione Mediterraneo headquarters in Mergellina. The route of the stage started and finished on Via Caracciolo, crossing the hill of Posillipo and descending towards Bacoli and Pozzuoli, before reaching Monte di Procida and completing four laps around the mountain itself, amounting to 19 kilometres.

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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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TORRE DEL GRECO RESOURCE FOR THE "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD”

The presentation of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD was held at the Circolo Nautico in Torre del Greco: an international organisation founded in 1989 that includes States, Regions, Cities and civil society organisations with the aim of sharing knowledge to combat social injustice, wars, pandemics, resource dissipation and climate change.
The fundamental objective is the affirmation of freedom and equality through the application of fundamental human rights.
On this occasion, the Secretary General prof. arch. MICHELE CAPASSO addressed the topic: "THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD AND THE POSSIBLE REFLECTIONS ON THE CITY OF TORRE DEL GRECO".
Dr. Sandro Gambino, delegate member of the United States of the World, presented the "FARO" Cultural Association, one of the main objectives of which is to develop the proposal of Secretary General Capasso that is "a unique opportunity for Torre del Greco and Campania".
The Mayor of Torre del Greco Giovanni Palomaba said he was honoured by the proposal, assuring every intervention and collaboration to implement it.

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