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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210TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CARABINIERI CORPS

In the "Salvo D'Acquisto" barracks at Tor di Quinto, the Carabinieri Corps celebrated its 210th Foundation Anniversary, whose ceremony was sealed by the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, welcomed by the Minister of Defence, Hon. Guido Crosetto, and the Commander General, Lieutenant General Teo Luzi.
The ceremony was also attended by numerous other Parliamentary and Government Authorities, members of the Magistracy, military, civil and religious authorities, as well as the General Commanders and Directors of the Police Forces of all the FIEP member countries and other delegations from foreign countries with which the Force has a relationship of friendship and cooperation.
A delegation from the "United States of the World" and the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" attended the ceremony.
In the Peace Museum in Naples - which houses the section dedicated to "The Carabinieri Corps: faithful over the centuries" - there was a direct link on the big screens with the event in Rome.The significant anniversary falls on 5 June, the date on which in 1920 the Carabinieri's flag was awarded the first Gold Medal for Military Valour for the Carabinieri's participation in the First World War.
The ceremony opened at 6.30 p.m. after the airdrop of soldiers from the Carabinieri Parachute Regiment "Tuscania" and the subsequent entry onto the forecourt of three training Regiments representing the Organisations of the Force, from the Training Regiment to the Territorial, from the Mobile and Special Regiment to the Forestry, Environmental and Agri-food Protection. This was followed by the presentation of the honours to the President of the Republic, accompanied by the Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander General of the Carabinieri Corps, who reviewed the deployed Units.
This was followed by the speeches of the General Commander, Gen. C.A. Teo Luzi, the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone and the Minister of Defence, Hon. Guido Crosetto.

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LUIGI NICOLAIS VISITS THE MUSEUM OF PEACE AND THE SECTION DEDICATED TO THE SCULPTOR MARIO MOLINARI

Prof. Luigi Nicolais, former Minister of the Italian Republic and President of the CNR, visited the Museum of Peace and, in particular, the section dedicated to the sculptor Mario Molinari.
Welcomed by director Pia Molinari, he expressed his appreciation for the place and, in particular, for the works of the 'sculptor of colour' Mario Molinari, author of the Totem for Peace, symbol of the United States of the World.

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SALIM M. ALMALIK CON LA MOGLIE YOUSRA BINT HUSSAIN AL-JAZAIRY E LA FIGLIA LANA ALLA MAISON DES ALLIANCES

H.E. Salim M. AlMalik - Director General of ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) - was a guest of the "Maison des Alliances", accompanied by his wife Dr. Yousra Bint Hussain Al-Jazairy and their daughter Lana AlMalik. Welcomed by Secretary-General Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari - Prof. Abdelhak Azzouzi was present - they visited the "Maison", expressing great appreciation for the unique site that has hosted personalities from various countries over the past thirty years in order to produce actions for peace and dialogue.

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YOUSRA BINT HUSSAIN AL-JAZAIRY SIGNS THE "KIMIYYA" MANIFESTO FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Dr. Yousra Bint Hussain Al-Jazairy, committed to defending the rights of women and, in particular, Palestinian women, signed the "Kimiyya" manifesto presented in 2017 by the United States of the World and signed to date by millions of men and women around the world committed to the Earth, to Peace and to the affirmation of the fundamental rights of the human person: in particular of Women, actresses of dialogue.
Welcomed by Secretary-General Prof. Michele Capasso and Dr. Pia Molinari, Dr. Yousra expressed her appreciation for her commitment to the defence of women's rights.
Present at the ceremony were her husband Salim M. AlMalik - Director General of ICESCO - and their daughter Lana AlMalik.

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SALIM M. ALMALIK WITH HIS WIFE YOUSRA BINT HUSSAIN AL-JAZAIRI AND DAUGHTER LANA VISITED THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD AND THE MUSEUM OF PEACE

H.E. Dr. Salim M. AlMalik - Director General of ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, with headquarters in Rabat) - visited the United States of the World with the Museum of Peace, a World Heritage Site.
Accompanied by his wife Dr. Yousra Bint Hussain Al-Jazairi and their daughter Lana, he visited the main emotional paths under the guidance of the Secretary-General Prof. Michele Capasso and Dr. Pia Molinari, Director of the Museum.
On this occasion, Dr. AlMalik expressed his deep appreciation for the lugo and the institutional, cultural, scientific and emotional value it represents.
In a subsequent letter of thanks, he emphasised the preciousness of the collections and the uniqueness of the site, which is a credit to the entire world.

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CORPUS DOMINI FLOWER FESTIVAL

As every year, a magnificent decoration of flowers for the Feast of Corpus Domini and around the Totem of Peace symbol of the United States of the World.

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ITALIAN REPUBLIC DAY

At the headquarters of the United States of the World and the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Tricolour waved on the occasion of "Italian Republic Day".
On this occasion, in the presence of students from various schools, there was a direct link with Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome.
On this occasion, the newspaper "LA REPUBBLICA" published two pages with the Secretary General's message of good wishes addressed to the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and to the Italian people, quoting the entire text of the "Constitution of the United States of the World" containing the rights and duties of the inhabitants of the planet.

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CONDOLENCES FOR THE DEATH OF SAEED BIN AHMED AL OTAIBA

Secretary General Prof. Michele Capasso, Pia and Jacopo Molinari, and all members of the United States of the World express deep condolences to their fraternal friend Prof. Mana Al Otaiba on the passing of his father Saeed.
One of the last links to the old world in Abu Dhabi, before the transformation brought about by oil and gas, was severed with the passing of Saeed bin Ahmed Al Otaiba.
He is believed to have been born around 1916, at a time before birth certificates, and only seven years after the death of Sheikh Zayed the First, who had ruled Abu Dhabi since 1855. During his lifetime he saw seven rulers of Abu Dhabi and every aspect of life in the emirate and the UAE transformed.
The world he was born into had remained largely unchanged for centuries, where wealth and influence centred on the Arabian Gulf pearl trade.
The Otaiba family was one of the leading pearl traders in Abu Dhabi: by the 19th century, Khalid bin Abdullah had created a fleet of over 80 ships and earned the unofficial title of "pearl king".
Al Otaiba would also make his contribution over more than a century of life and work. Born in Al Dhahr, Abu Dhabi, his schooling included reading, writing, learning and reciting the Koran.
He began working as a pearl merchant, later expanding to other commodities when the pearl industry declined in the 1930s due to the arrival of Japanese artificial pearls.
After the formation of the UAE in 1971, he worked to establish Sheikh Zayed's economic vision for the country, becoming president of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Industry and Commerce and president-elect of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also remembered the pioneer, the ‘living memory of the capital’, in a statement published in X.
According to the directives of President Sheikh Mohamed, a street, named Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba Street, was named after him.

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GRIMALDI AWARD JURY MEETING

The international jury of the "Mare Nostrum Award", the prize established years ago by the Grimaldi Group, met in Naples.
On this occasion, President Michele Capasso - a member of the jury chaired by Bruno Vespa, who was present at the proceedings - emphasised the importance of the Award in restoring confidence at a difficult time for humanity, and proposed to promote the award-winners on a large scale by publishing an extract of their articles.

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