THE AMBASSADOR OF AFGHANISTAN ZEKRIYA SUPPORTS THE WORK OF MARIO MOLINARI

The Ambassador of Afghanistan in Italy Khaled Ahmad Zekriya, welcomed by the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and, in particular, the section dedicated to "Molinari, sculptor of colour".
There was particular emotion in front of the Totem for Peace: the monumental work by Mario Molinari, symbol of the United States of the world.

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THE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES IN SEVERAL CITIES THE "INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN"

The Fondazione Mediterraneo - together with the Anna Lindh Italia Federation, the Kimiyya programme and the Museum of Peace - MAMT - celebrated in Naples and in other Euro-Mediterranean cities the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This event was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations through resolution number 54/134 of 17 December 1999.
The United Nations General Assembly," President Capasso reminded the many women present at the Museum of Peace, "designated 25 November as the date of the anniversary and invited governments, international organisations and NGOs to organise activities on that day to raise public awareness of the problem of violence against women.
The date of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women also marks the beginning of the "16 days of activism against gender-based violence" preceding World Human Rights Day on 10 December each year, initiated in 1991 by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) and supported by the United Nations, to highlight that violence against women is a violation of human rights. This period", said President Capasso, "includes a number of other significant dates, including 29 November, Women Human Rights Defenders Day (WHRD), 1 December, World AIDS Day, and 6 December, the anniversary of the Montreal Polytechnic massacre, when 14 female engineering students were killed by a 25-year-old man who claimed he wanted to fight feminism".
In many countries, such as Italy, the colour displayed on this day is red and one of the symbolic objects is red women's shoes, lined up in squares or public places to represent the victims of violence and feminicide. The idea came from an installation by Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, Zapatos Rojos, created in 2009 in a square in Ciudad Juarez, and inspired by the murder of her sister by her husband and the hundreds of women kidnapped, raped and murdered in this border town in northern Mexico, a hub of the drug and human trafficking market. The installation has since been replicated in many countries around the world, including Argentina, the United States, Norway, Ecuador, Canada, Spain and Italy. The campaign in Italy is being carried out in particular by the Anti-Violence Centre and women's associations working in the field of violence against women.
And it was precisely red that welcomed the many visitors - in compliance with the anti-Covid 19 rules - who came to the Museum. There was great emotion in the Marrakech Room, where the walls are lined with the blank footprints of violated women whose stories can be seen on the Museum's video wall screens.

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MUSEUM'S BRAILLE SIGNAGE EXTENDED

With co-financing from the Campania Region, the Museum of Peace - MAMT has extended its braille signage, becoming one of the most advanced museum sites: 56 new plaques have been installed, in addition to the large plaque dedicated to the United States of the World, which now enriches the emotional paths for the blind.
Among the first visitors was a group of Tunisians with some blind people who complimented the quality of the Braille language.

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INAUGURATION WITH OTELLO FOR THE SAN CARLO THEATRE IN THE PRESENCE OF PRESIDENT MATTARELLA

Great emotion at the San Carlo Theatre, full in every order of seats.
Mameli's anthem, the audience on its feet. And five minutes of applause. This is how the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella is welcomed at the San Carlo for the premiere of Verdi's Otello, directed by Mario Martone.  The Head of State was received at the entrance of the theatre by the mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, the president of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca, the prefect Claudio Palomba and the superintendent of the Neapolitan Massimo, Stephane Lissner.
There is a Western army in the Middle East, we see soldiers scrambling to make a career. A decidedly different scene from the original performance at La Scala on 5 February 1887. a predictable triumph, even then. "For music and drama intertwine and clasp each other in indissoluble knots", the opera's timeless summary. "Esultate", "Innaffia l'ugola" and the love duet in the first act, "Credo in un dio crudel" and "Sì pel ciel marmoreo io giuro", but also "Dio mi potevi scagliar", the "Canzone del salice" and "Niun mi tema" established its fame. With exceptional singers.
Jonas Kaufmann is the 'Moor' without the black face ('I couldn't and wouldn't want to anymore', says Martone). The star plays Otello with Yusif Eyvazov.
The guest of honour is President Sergio Mattarella. Mayor Manfredi shook his hand and accompanied him inside, already looking beyond: "For now we are content with one night, but Naples must always be the capital". Governor De Luca agreed. In the royal box, the President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico, Education Minister Patrizio Bianchi and Undersecretary Enzo Amendola.
The star in the audience is Toni Servillo, the actor greets the French ambassador to Italy, Christian Masset: he is expected in Paris on 7 December to present the film nominated for an Oscar by Paolo Sorrentino. Magistrates Federico Cafiero de Raho and Giovanni Melillo, and Rai's managing director Carlo Fuertes also arrive. On the balcony sit one hundred university and conservatory students, thanks to the supporters of Concerto d'imprese. And students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples engaged as interns on the new "On" platform for a training project on digital professions.
Roses were thrown at the end of the curtain and the Head of State was applauded as he left.

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CONFERENCE ON LIBYA

The Fondazione Mediterraneo observer at the Paris Conference on Libya.
Restoring dialogue and democracy in Libya is essential for peace in the Mediterranean.

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ANITA FLORIO VISITING THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

Dr. Anita Florio - manager of the Campania Region's Operational Unit "Promotion and Enhancement of Museums and Libraries" - once again visited the Museum and its Library, accompanied by her husband, sister and brother-in-law.
On this occasion, appreciation was expressed for the continuous development of the Museum and for the creation of routes dedicated to the visually impaired with the installation of Braille plates and tactile plans.

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COP 26 - A CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE UK 2021. THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO AND THE ANNA LINDH FEDERATION ITALY PRESENT AT THE EVENT

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Italy Federation participated in several sessions at COP 26 in Glasgow, sharing concerns about the lack of shared incisive action essential to curb climate change and allow the survival of mankind on earth.
President Capasso shared the concerns expressed by Barak Obama and other speakers, and once again proposed the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD project. "Only if a unitary political and institutional space is identified - even if only by changing the name of the UN - will it be possible to face the great challenges ahead of us together.
The absence of China and Russia is serious and joint initiatives between the European Union and the other world partners must be taken in this respect. No serious action can be taken if those who are responsible for half of the pollution do not participate and adhere," said President Capasso.

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JOINT MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE AND THE COUNCIL OF PARTNER COUNTRIES OF THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO AND THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

The tenth joint meeting of the International Scientific Committee and the Council of the Partner Countries of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT was held - partly in presence and partly by "zoom" connection.
Among the topics on the agenda:

  1. The designation of the seat of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD.
  2. The planning of the constituent assembly of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD.
  3. The unresolved issues concerning the institutional seat of the "Pierce Palace".

On point 1, President Ahmed Jebli stressed his satisfaction, after almost thirty years, at having reached the ratification of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD and announced the choice of the "Pierce Palace" as the seat, hoping for the involvement of the Italian Government for the assignment of the entire building of the former "Grand Hotel de Londres" in a short time in order to allow the representatives of the adhering countries.
On point 2, President Capasso announced the organisation of the Constituent Assembly of the United States of the World for the end of May, pending confirmation of the date by the UN Secretary General and other representatives such as the US President.
On point 3, President Ben Achour emphasised the now urgent need to define the pending issues relating to the Naples headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT and the international institutions (to which the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD is added) and concerning the allocation of new spaces, the exclusive use of the access staircase for reasons of security and integrity of the functions, the temporal adjustment of the concessions to the 99 years deliberated by the Campania Region considering that the fundamental condition set by the 43 adhering countries was to have an institutional seat in ownership or for a long period considering the investments to be made and the high institutional representativeness. President Ben Achour and the ambassadors present recalled the Appeal sent in October 2019 still without result and the need - even in this difficult period - for a decisive meeting with Prime Minister Draghi.
The participants thanked Senator Pierferdinando Casini for his support of the "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" project.

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G20: "PEOPLE, PLANET AND PROSPERITY", THE SUMMIT AT THE EUR. THE DREAM OF THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD

"A great opportunity hampered by bureaucracy and by the specific interests of large countries such as China and Russia: we need to create the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD".
This is how the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso expressed himself in Rome at the conclusion of the G20 work.
A large oval table, framed by the flags of the leading countries with the addition of that of the European Union. All around, the backdrops with images of Italian landscapes and the slogan of the summit 'People, planet, prosperity'. Mario Draghi welcomed the world leaders in the room set up inside the Cloud where the work of the Summit of the Great Ones takes place.
"Dear colleagues, it is a great pleasure to welcome you here in Rome for this G20 and to see you here after the difficulties of recent years", began the premier opening the first session. Draghi was the first to take his place, after the 'photo opportunity', at the large work 'desk' which is furnished with a large lawn in the center and 'surrounded' by positions for the delegations and the staff of the leaders. The prime minister, in particular, was able to count on the presence (behind him) of the ministers most directly involved in the dossiers of the summit: Economy Minister Daniele Franco and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. Around the big table, each head of state and government has his assigned seat. Among the many, Angela Merkel can count on Indian Prime Minister Modi as a 'desk mate'.
The Roman summit is mainly articulated around the discussions on the issues that the Italian presidency summarizes in the "three P": people, planet and prosperity. At the heart of the first area, the effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the economic and social equilibrium of the world. The goal is to reduce global inequalities made even more evident by the health crisis, looking for ways to protect the most vulnerable sections of the population - women, young people and precarious workers - by working on issues such as access to education and inequalities of opportunities and living conditions in the various countries of the world. The issue of coronavirus vaccines is central, with countries that have now reached high thresholds of already immunized populations and vast areas of the world where instead only a few groups have been vaccinated.

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7TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM. GLOBALIZATION AFTER THE PANDEMIC AND THE CHALLENGES OF STATES: BALANCE SHEETS AND PERSPECTIVES

The Forum of the Political Academy (Tunisia), the Fondazione Mediterraneo (Italy) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Germany) organized the International Conference on the theme "GLOBALIZATION AFTER THE PANDEMIA AND THE CHALLENGES OF STATES: BALANCES AND PROSPECTS".
The Conference consisted of six working sessions held over two days.
Politicians and scientists from various countries participated and the event - with its recommendations - constitutes a reference for the present moment.
On this occasion was presented, with the ambassadors and representatives of various countries, the symbol of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD adopted by the majority of countries to share knowledge, fight inequalities, combat climate change and pandemics. Among the various working sessions "Globalization and financial democracy: the role of banks in the post-pandemic" with the participation - among others - of the President of the Cooperative Credit Bank Amedeo Manzo, the President of the Industrial Union of Naples, Maurizio Manfellotto, Senator Giuseppe Lumia and many others.
The President of the Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, sent a message of congratulations to the Fondazione Mediterraneo, testifying to the importance of this international event.

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