MEMORY AND COMMITMENT DO NOT STOP: THE FOUNDATION BY DON CIOTTI AND "LIBERA". A NAME AND A FLOWER IN MEMORY OF THE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF THE MAFIE.

On the occasion of the XXVa Day of Remembrance and Commitment in memory of the innocent victims of the mafias - promoted by Libera and supported, among others, by the Mediterranean Foundation - for the first time in 25 years we are not together to color the squares of Italy.
In these difficult days where it is essential to stay at home, we did not want to let our family embrace the innocent victims of the mafia. And the memory does not stop as the memory of all the innocent victims of the mafias does not stop. March 21 was never an end in itself but always the stage of a commitment that lasts 365 days a year in schools, universities, associations, parishes and wherever citizens live that responsibility for the common good that it is the first antidote to the evil of the mafias and corruption. The innocent victims of the mafias don't just want to be remembered.
They want us to continue their efforts, to fulfill their hopes. Remembering, bringing the lives of people torn from their families back to the heart, realizing, in fact, a right to the name and the memory that has no "civil" but ethical, human, solidarity content: fundamental values ​​of a community capable of building a process of Memory.
For this reason, it was decided to celebrate the day through a social campaign. Through the web and social networks, all the innocent victims of the mafias were remembered, their stories, their names and our closeness to all the family members of the innocent victims of the mafias.
During the XXVa Day of Remembrance and Commitment, Saturday 21 March 2020 starting from 9 am, it was asked to create a flower, choose from the list on the VIVI website the name of an innocent victim of the mafias, take a picture and post it on social media.
So it was.

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AT THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM: WORLD HAPPY DAY

The Museum of Peace - MAMT organized the "World Happiness Day" on the multimedia platform.
Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated International Happiness Day on March 20 because happiness and well-being are two universal aspirations worldwide and it is important to take them into account in the public action program. Since then, the United Nations has adopted a new agenda for sustainable development, articulated on 17 sustainable development goals, as well as a global agreement on climate change.
On the occasion of International Happiness Day, the United Nations invites the Member States, international and regional organizations, as well as civil society and the general public to celebrate this day by organizing educational activities and awareness-raising campaigns.

CONTEXT
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed International Happiness Day on March 20 in Resolution A / RES / 66/281 of July 12, 2012. The Organization therefore recognizes that happiness and well-being should be taken into account in political objectives. It also recognizes the need to adopt economic growth in a broader, more equitable and balanced way which promotes sustainable development, the elimination of poverty and the happiness and well-being of all peoples.
This resolution is the result of an initiative by Bhutan, a country that has favored the Gross National Happiness Index over that of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since the 1970s. It was also on the initiative of the government of Bhutan that senior officials and representatives of religious organizations, universities and civil society met in 2012 at the United Nations headquarters to discuss new ways of measuring well-being and happiness by going beyond a purely paradigm. cheap.

RESOURCES

  • Resolution A / RES / 66/281
  • Dag Hammarskjöld Library - English-speaking guide to happiness
  • The universal declaration of human rights
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Human Development Report (2019)
  • World Population Status (2019)
  • The state of the world's children (2019)

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PINO DANIELE: THE OFFICIAL "FEELING IS SAFE" POSTPONED

Today the museum would have hosted the official meeting "The feeling is safe", on the occasion of the birthday-name of Pino Daniele.
Many activities planned with the "Pino Daniele Trust", postponed after the "Corona Virus" emergency.
Our thoughts go NOW to the victims and to those who are committed to saving lives.

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PRECISION AGRICULTURE IN THE FRONT OF CLIMATE CHANGE: ADAPTATION METHODS AND FINANCING STRATEGIES

On the occasion of the celebration of the 15 years since the establishment of the "Moroccan Agricultural Engineers Association" (AMEIA), an important forum is held in Rabat on the theme "Precision agriculture in the face of climate change: ways of adaptation and financing strategies".
The Mediterranean Foundation and the Anna Lindh Italy Federation - always sensitive to the issues of agriculture in its sustainability - participate and support this meeting as an example of good practice in the Mediterranean to promote, among other things, the digitalization of agriculture for a sustainable agriculture, economically competitive and interested in the protection of environmental resources.
This year, under the auspices of the Hassan ll Agronomic and Veterinary Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, the forum hosts six other forums in parallel representing the different sectors , demonstrating the enormous wealth and multidisciplinarity.
Through conferences, exhibitions and workshops, the forum is a place for exchange, learning, meeting between engineering students, engineers, guests and high-level companies
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FRANCESCO'S LESSON: "THE ABYSS OF INDIFFERENCE"

Pope Francis in the homily this morning from Santa Marta called the world to the "ABYSS OF INDIFFERENCE".
We were in Lampedusa on 8 July 2013 when Pope Francis alerted the world to the "globalization of indifference", to our "inability to cry, to suffer with, to share the pain of others".
This morning the Pope took inspiration from the page of the Gospel that tells the episode of Lazarus and the rich man: the first was welcomed by Abraham into Heaven, the second suffered in the underworld pleading with Abraham to take him "to the other side". But Abraham replied "there is an abyss between us".
The Pope highlighted the short circuit between head and heart, between reason and emotion: we are all informed of the miseries and tragedies of the world, of the poor who are beside us but we are all indifferent, immersed in "ABYSS OF INDIFFERENCE".
In this way we lose our identity, lost in a meaningless egoism, we entrust our evaluations "permeated only in the culture of adjectives: the rich, the powerful, the landowner ...".
In this way we are all nameless, insignificant.
Years ago, with our dear Sister Maria Pia Giudici - who disappeared a few days ago - we were commenting on this page of the Gospel and the considerations were similar to those of Pope Francis today.
"Humanity needs a shock - Sister Maria Pia said to me - to take on a NEW POSTURE in life: able to open our eyes and heart to the poor, the needy, the refugees".
And immediately after he stroked some Syrian refugee children hosted in San Biagio.
I believe that the difficulties of these days must make us reflect on how life can change in a single instant and how indispensable it is to "change posture": helping the most needy, respecting the land that welcomes us, sharing the available resources without useless hoarding that they bring, today, 20% of the inhabitants of the earth to own 80% of resources and goods.
The experience of this historical period - unique for many of us - must lead us to review our life even in small daily actions, to transform LOVE FOR POWER into the POWER OF LOVE
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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO AND THE ANNA LINDH ITALIA FEDERATION PARTICIPATE IN THE NCCC CONFERENCE

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation participate in the NCCC Lisbon Conference dedicated to recent trends, threats and best practices in the field of information security.

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THE MUSEUM OF PEACE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL 3 APRIL 2020

The Museum of Peace - MAMT remains closed until April 3, 2020 as provided by the Prime Ministerial Decree of April 8, 2020 (art.2, paragraph "d").
The emotional pathways and most of the videos "The Campania of emotions" are available on the porta www.mamt.it and on the "Youtube" channel of the Museum.

The Direction

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WOMEN'S DAY AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE – MAMT

The Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Federazione Anna Lindh Italia and other member organizations and associations celebrated the Women's Day at the Museum of Peace - MAMT with a special guest from Romania.
Despite the restrictions due to the spread of the coronavirus, thanks to the video conferencing systems present in the various floors of the museum, it was possible to connect with various Euro-Mediterranean countries and, in particular, with those participating in the "Kimiyya" program launched in 2017 by the Mediterranean Foundation.
President Capasso thanked the women of the various countries that collaborated and, in particular, all the women involved in the front line in the treatment of the patients caused by the spread of the coronavirus epidemic
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AT THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM: WORLD DAY OF NATURE

The Museum of Peace - MAMT hosted on the multimedia platform the "World Nature Day" dedicated to the priceless value of wildlife.
The president Michele Capasso recalled, moved, the recent death of Sister Maria Pia Giudici and the volume published by the Foundation "This good land of ours".
Cpasso highlighted the uniqueness of the day of the disappearance - 20.02.2020, h.20 - and the coincidence with the beginning in Italy of the coronavirus infection.
"A warning to respect the earth, to protect it and to integrate with creation".
On this occasion, Michele Capasso's film “MARIA PIA GIUDICI. JOY IN A SIMPLE LIFE ": among the words of Sister Maria Pia the declamation of an ancient Arab proverb:
"On a black night, on a black stone, a black ant: God sees it."
 
CONTEXT
Wild fauna and flora have an intrinsic value and contribute to human well-being and sustainable development, through many aspects: ecological, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational, aesthetic.
World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild flora and fauna and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that its conservation brings to people. This day also reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and the reduction in the number of species, which have a significant impact in economic, environmental and social terms. This is one of the objectives of sustainable development.
The 2020 theme, "Maintaining all forms of life on Earth", takes into account all the animal and plant species that make up biodiversity, as well as the livelihoods of human beings, especially those who live closest to nature. Stresses the importance of the sustainable use of natural resources to achieve the United Nations' sustainable development goals, including the oceans, land life, the fight against poverty and responsible consumption and production.
The Earth is home to countless species of flora and fauna - too many to try to count. We depend on the interaction between all these elements of the biosphere for all our needs: the air we breathe, the food we eat, the energy we use and the materials we need. However, unsustainable human activities and overexploitation of species and natural resources threaten global biodiversity. Almost a quarter of all species are currently at risk of disappearance in the coming decades.
During the year, considered decisive for biodiversity, numerous important world events will bring biodiversity to the fore. 2020 offers a unique opportunity to make transformative progress for the conservation and sustainable use of wild animal and plant species
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THE "CALL FOR AN AI ETHICS" SIGNED: THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO AND THE FEDERAZIONE ANNA LINDH ITALIA SUBSCRIBE THE DOCUMENT.

The Pontifical Academy for Life, Microsoft, IBM, FAO and the Italian Government are among the first signatories of the "Call for an AI Ethics", a document created to support an ethical approach to Artificial Intelligence and promote between organizations, governments and institutions a sense of shared responsibility with the aim of guaranteeing a future in which digital innovation and technological progress are at the service of human genius and creativity and not their gradual replacement.
The first signatories of the Call thus express the desire to work together, in this context and at national and international level, to promote an "ethical algorithm", ie the development and use of Artificial Intelligence according to the following principles, fundamental of a good innovation: Transparency, in principle artificial intelligence systems must be understandable; of Inclusion, the needs of all human beings must be taken into account so that everyone can benefit and that all individuals can be offered the best possible conditions to express themselves and develop themselves; Responsibility: those who design and implement Artificial Intelligence solutions must proceed with responsibility and transparency; Impartiality: do not create or act according to prejudice, thus safeguarding human equity and dignity; Reliability: Artificial Intelligence systems must be able to function reliably; Security and privacy: Artificial Intelligence systems must function safely and respect user privacy.
First signatories: Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life (sponsor of the initiative); dr. Brad Smith, President of Microsoft; dr. John Kelly III, IBM Executive Vice President, dr. Dongyu Qu, Director General of FAO, Minister Paola Pisano for the Italian government. Dr. Davide Sassoli, President of the European Parliament

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Federazione Anna Lindh Italia shared and adhered to the document by sharing the content and purposes. President Michele Capasso, present at the event, underlined the importance of this initiative and thanked Msgr. Paglia for promoting it.
After the signing ceremony, Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia read the address addressed to the participants by Pope Francis
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