THE FOUNDATION AND THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD PARTICIPATE IN THE SPECIAL MARCH FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE

As in 1999 for the war in Kosovo, the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the United States of the World participated in and supported the extraordinary March for Peace "Perugia-Assisi".
With Don Ciotti, President Capasso shares the urgency of "ACTION": and the main programme of the United States of the World is entitled "PEACE IS ACTION".

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52nd WORLD EARTH DAY

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT celebrated the "52nd World Earth Day" with the theme "INVESTIAMO PER IL PIANETA" (WE INVEST IN THE PLANET) via the web and with numerous initiatives: videoconferences, links, chats and - above all - the sending of 1,000 copies of the book "Questa nostra buona terra" (This good earth of ours) published in 2014 by the Fondazione and written by Sister Maria Pia Giudici, who died on 20.02.2020 on the very day that the coronavirus spread in Italy.
Through high-quality multimedia videos, a gift of the World Heritage Museum, it was possible to take a virtual journey across the five continents, giving voice to the people who daily guard our common home, living and fighting for the protection and recognition of the rights of each people in every corner of the Earth.
In a world that is too often crushed by the European interpretation of the environment and its functions, the commitment of organisations and realities emerges which, by establishing positive relationships with nature, protect the original peoples who have always preserved the lungs of the earth. They fight together with those who daily commit themselves to serving and promoting the conservation of the Amazonian forests or the Congo forest.
Caring for these peoples means caring for the entire ecosystem, the world, our common home.
The interrelationship between the peoples of the earth is clear, the interdependence that makes us protagonists of a common destiny, which depends on the actions of men and women in every corner of the planet. With delicate ferocity, it is current events that reveal to us the subtle but constant link that makes us all part of and creators of the future of our planet.
One people sharing one planet.
The virtual journey of the Museum of Peace - MAMT allows us to listen to those who protect the earth on a daily basis to protect each one of us.
President Michele Capasso retraced the steps of his commitment to the earth: at the age of 16, on 22 April 1970, he took part in the first edition of World Earth Day. For half a century, his commitment has seen him spread the alarm about the conditions of our common home, as evidenced by hundreds of reports and publications.
As a reminder for Sister Maria Pia Giudici below is President Michele Capasso's preface to the volume "Questa nostra buona terra".
On this occasion, "THE APPEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" was presented.

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THE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE MARCH FOR PEACE ON THE OCCASION OF EASTER

The Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in the peace march organised with the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD to stop the barbarity of the war in Ukraine. The participants - among them numerous members of the Anna Lindh Federation Italy - attended the Holy Mass and the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

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WEEK'S EVENTS AT THE PEACE MUSEUM - MAMT

Here are the events of the week 11-17 April 2022.

  • 4th floor - VESUVIO ROOM - Monday 11 April 2022 h. 10-18
    CONNECTIONS WITH THE CITY OF ODESSA FOR HUMANITARIAN AID
  • 2nd Floor - SYRIA ROOM - Monday 11th April 2022 h.15 -20
    MEETING OF THE COVID COMMITTEE
  • Ground floor - PEACE LIBRARY - Monday 11th April 2022 h. 10-18
    WELCOMING PARTICIPANTS OF THE "PEACE IN UKRAINE" CARAVAN
  • 5th Floor - PALESTINE ROOM - Tuesday 12th April 2022 h. 10
    CONNECTION WITH AMMAN FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DETACHED OFFICE ON ART AND CREATIVITY AS AN ANTIDOTE TO WAR
  • 5th Floor - PALESTINE ROOM - Wednesday 13 April 2022 h. 09-18
    UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" WORKING SESSIONS
  • 4th Floor - VESUVIUS ROOM - Thursday 14th April 2022 h. 10-16
    ALMAMED EVENT: UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE
  • 4th Floor - VESUVIUS ROOM - Friday 15th April 2022 h. 10-16
    ALMAMED EVENT: UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE
  • 5th Floor - PALESTINE ROOM - Saturday 16th April 2022 h. 10-18
    LINKS WITH ODESSA AND OTHER UKRAINIAN CITIES
  • 5th Floor - DON BOSCO CHAPEL - Sunday 17th April 2022 h. 11
    HOLY EASTER MASS AND MOMENTS OF PRAYER FOR UKRAINE

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MARIO AND NICOLÒ SAGGESE VISITING THE MUSEUM

From London, Mario and Nicolò Saggese paid a long visit to the Peace Museum.
Welcomed by President Capasso, they expressed their emotion and appreciation for a unique place, heritage of humanity.

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ANDREA LIVES FOR PINO DANIELE

Andrea lives for Pino Daniele. His pathology is cured by Pino's music. President Capasso welcomed him for a long time, making him feel, together with the museum staff, 'at Pino's home'.
Thank you Andrea and see you soon!

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INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF "PROCIDA ITALIAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2022"

The ceremony of "Procida Italian Capital of Culture 2022" took place in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and the civil, religious and military authorities.
On this occasion, the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace broadcast live TG2 news on the large videowalls overlooking Piazza Municipio - extending the audience to tourists and Neapolitans - and showed the film "Procida of the emotions" on 107 screens on the various floors.
President Michele Capasso recalled the role of Procida in the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the presence of the Totem of Peace and all the initiatives planned to enhance the significance of the Neapolitan island within the United States of the World.

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CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE: THE ROLE AND FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Senator Giuseppe Lumia, President of the Commission for Voluntary Work and Human Rights of the Fondazione Mediterraneo e degli Stati Uniti del Mondo, participated in the meeting on the theme CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE: THE ROLE AND FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION held in the Technological Pole Auditorium in Cascina.

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AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS, PIAZZA MUNICIPIO REOPENS. PRESIDENT CAPASSO IS MOVED BY THE ALMOST COMPLETED WORK

The Piazza Municipio promenade leading from the port towards Palazzo San Giacomo reopens to the city, freed from the building site.
The last part of Piazza Municipio has reopened to the city after more than 20 years. The area was occupied by building sites for the construction of the "Municipio" station on Line 1 of the Naples underground.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, was moved to tears as he watched the simple ceremony from the balcony of his office overlooking the square and, around 13.30, greeted Gaetano Manfredi, Edoardo Cosenza, Antonio De Jesu, Filippo Cavuoto, Ennio Cascetta and others.
"The day after the Foundation moved into Palazzo Pierce, work began on the Metro Municipio," says Capasso, "almost 22 years ago. Every day I photographed the work, documenting its evolution and complexity. I remember the many meetings with my brotherly friend Alvaro Siza and then the many "sufferings" we had to endure, which limited our activities. But it was worth it: a work of high engineering that gives new meaning to the square. We are working at an international level so that it can take on the role of the Peace Square".
Together with the Museum's director Pia Molinari, Senator Giuseppe Lumia and other members of the International Executive Committee, Capasso goes over the key stages of the work and reports on interviews and meetings with Alvaro Siza.
Mayor Manfredi says: "We will animate this part of the square with a series of cultural initiatives and exhibition activities. Piazza Municipio is one of the most important places in the city, not only from a symbolic point of view, but also because it is one of the most significant transport nodes. With the opening of Line 6, it will become a fundamental junction. Then there will be the connection with which we are approaching the maritime station, and this is another element of connection that brings Naples closer to the sea".
Councillor Cosenza concludes: "The pedestrian area has finally reopened. There are those who have never seen this square without construction sites, as more than 20 years have passed. You can see a square from above and everyone asks: 'Why did it take 20 years to do this?', but in reality there is endless engineering underneath. There are two metro lines, there is the archaeological trail, so let's give credit where credit is due."

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ODESSA CAPITAL OF THE "GREAT MEDITERRANEAN"

The International Executive Committee of the "United States of the World" (SUM) has designated the city of Odessa as the Capital of the "Greater Mediterranean": the geopolitical macro-area of SUM that includes the countries bordering the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Gulf.
The mayor of Odessa thanked for the high recognition by sending an official document of adhesion.
President Michele Capasso recalled the solidarity initiatives for Odessa coordinated by Senator Giuseppe Lumia - head of the SUM Commission for Justice and Human Rights - ensuring the Foundation's intervention at UNESCO for the inclusion of the city's historic centre in the World Heritage List.
Special thanks to the Ambassador for Italy in Odessa, Attilio Malliani.

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