CONDOLENCES FOR THE DEATH OF FRANCO DI MARE

The Secretary-General, Prof. Michele Capasso, the Council of Ambassadors and the members of the "United States of the World" and the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" express their deep condolences for the premature death of Dr. Franco Di Mare, a journalist who shared the Foundation's commitment to aiding the peoples of the former Yugoslavia and who dedicated his life to dialogue and peace.

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THE G7 AND THE WORLD REBUILDING BRIDGES

A delegation from the United States of the World and the Fondazione Mediterraneo attended the event organised by ISPI, IAI and MAECI (G7) at the Luiss University.
On this occasion, President Michele Capasso recalled the meeting with Ambassador Giampaolo Cutillo in Baku on the occasion of the presentation of the "United States of the World" at the 8th United Nations Global Forum.

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PRESENTATION OF THE EUROMESCO NETWORK

President Michele Capasso presented the Euromesco Network, co-founded by the Fondazione Mediterraneo, at an event with young university students on Labour Day.
In a world plagued by misinformation, manipulation, and competing narratives, where major powers are striving to control the narrative and sway public opinion, the Mediterranean becomes a battleground of ideas with a gap of narratives between both shores. With a growing sense of hostility and mistrust in Euro- Mediterranean relations, strategic communication becomes critical. The platform will gather communication experts, media analysts and policymakers to dissect, analyse, expose and understand narratives, perceptions, and disinformation to find innovative approaches to Strategic Communication as a tool to enhance Euro-Mediterranean relations.

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STUDENTS FROM THE MARCO TERENZIO VARRONE HIGH SCHOOL VISITING THE MUSEUM SIGN THE KIMIYYA MANIFESTO

Students from the Liceo Classico Marco Terenzio Varrone in Rieti visit the Museum and sign the "Kimiyya" Manifesto for women's rights.
Welcomed by President Michele Capasso, they visited the main emotional paths, retracing the stages of the institution founded in 1987.

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PRAYER FOR PEACE

Secretary General Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and other members of the United States of the World participated in a prayer in the Basilica of St. Mary Major against all wars.
On this occasion, the Appeal for Palestine launched by the United States of the World was read out.

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TOWARD THE “EUROPEAN DESIGN CODE AIMED AT THE QUALITY OF LIVING ENVIRONMENTS”

The IN/Arch-National Institute of Architecture-with the patronage of the United States of the World and the Fondazione Mediterraneo-organized on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 3 p.m. at Palazzo Giustiniani, Presidency of the Senate of the Republic-Rome, this meeting to focus on the issue of the quality of design of living environments as a primary interest for the whole community and to demonstrate its concrete influence on sociality, well-being, economy, safety, protection of nature and historical places.
The proposal for a “European Design Code aimed at the quality of living environments” is designed to make concrete some principles of design, building on a human scale and the environment; values, these, widely shared but unfortunately unimplemented, although constantly affirmed in normative and ministerial policy statements. The initiative originated in the event “Seed - Design Action for the Future,” held a year ago in Perugia, one of nine “Architecture Festivals 2023” promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture. The proposal, which was also discussed in important international public contexts, was presented and brought to the attention of a large gathering of international designers and administrators by the magazine “Le Carré Bleu, feuille internationale d’architecture”.

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POPE FRANCESCO'S VISIT TO VENICE

"I am here to share!": with these words, at 8 a.m., Pope Francis lands in the women's prison of Giudecca. 
We are invited to attend the Pope's brief visit at various stages: a small delegation from the "United States of the World" participates in the events that characterise an important day. 
Pope Francis' visit lasts only five hours, enough, however, to write an important page of history for a city like Venice, already a destination for papal presences.
It begins well ahead of schedule, starting right from the Prison. For Pope Francis it is the first time in Venice, for the city it is the fourth Pope to visit it, the first ever to visit the Art Biennale. The route winds its way through calli and canals starting from the Holy See pavilion set up in the Giudecca prison.

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MEDITERRANEAN BETWEEN PEACE AND WAR

Tahar Ben Jelloun, a founding member of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the United States of the World, took part in the event "Mediterranean between Peace and War", as part of the "La Repubblica delle idee" festival.
Interviewed by director Maurizio Molinari, he reviewed the atrocities of the war in Gaza.

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MICHÈLE RUBIROLA VISITING THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD

Michèle Rubirola the first female mayor of the City of Marseille elected on 4 July 2020, of Neapolitan origin - visited the United States of the World headquarters.
Accompanied by Karim Hammoumraoui, Director of External Relations of the City of Marseille, she was welcomed by Secretary-General Michele Capasso.
On this occasion, the intense activities carried out since 2000 with the City of Marseille, which proposed itself as the first headquarters of the international institution, were recalled.
Memorable was the "Rentrée solennelle" of the United States of the World held in Marseille on 6 July 2000 with the participation of Heads of State and Government of various countries.
At the conclusion of the meeting, it was planned to continue the concrete collaboration with a series of initiatives involving cities for ecological conversion and dialogue for peace: fundamental pillars of the mission of the United States of the World.

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MICHÈLE RUBIROLA SIGNS THE KIMIYYA MANIFESTO

Michèle Rubirola - the first female mayor of the City of Marseille elected on 4 July 2020, of Neapolitan origin - signed the "Kimiyya Manifesto" for women's rights.
The "Kimiyya" network was proposed in Marseille on 6 July 2000 during the "Assises de la Méditerranée".
Accompanied by Karim Hammoumraoui, Director of External Relations of the City of Marseille, she was welcomed by Secretary-General Michele Capasso.
At the end of the meeting, it was planned to continue the concrete collaboration with a series of initiatives involving the "Kimiyya" network for the defence of women against feminicides, gender violence and the distorted use of artificial intelligence.

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