THE FEAST OF APRIL 25 AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE

The Liberation Day was celebrated live with the main Italian locations from the large video wall screens of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
The journalists present - in compliance with the COVID 19 rules - visited the "Memories" section with the unpublished images of the "Four Days of Naples". In particular, in the diaries of the section dedicated to Raffaele Capasso, the direct testimonies of the protagonists who were responsible for the liberation of the city: among all those of the recently deceased partisan Gennaro Di Paola.
In the message of the National ANPI president Gianfranco Pagliarulo we read:

"We are experiencing a difficult winter for people and for democracy. We are organizing an April 25 of a new spring and active memory: the country will gather around that extraordinary season of hope. We conquered democracy, freedom and social justice, which have never been give once and for all. And it is not enough to defend them; we must expand them every day, as if every day were April 25th ".
In the message of the president of the Mediterranean Foundation Michele Capasso we read:
"The whole of humanity is facing a global challenge. The values ​​of democracy, freedom and social justice can only be defended and disseminated through the constitution of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD: no longer armies armed with deadly missiles and weapons but groups of technicians equipped with research tools to defend us from global enemies: climate change , destruction of creation, pandemics and so on for a long list. In a world of the United States, the distribution of the goods and resources that nature, despite the increase in the global population, continues to offer us sufficiently will come naturally ".

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO LAUNCHES THE APPEAL FOR THE "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD”

The FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO, in this difficult moment and in order to strengthen the spirit of peace and collaboration between peoples in compliance with the fundamental rights expressed in the UN charter, is issuing the "APPEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD", with the '' objective of bringing together men and women, bodies and institutions of various countries to identify viable objectives and effective means for the defense of the planet, respect for the fundamental rights of the human person, the coexistence of philosophies, faiths and religions, the equitable distribution of goods and resources, the union of science and politics for the salvation of humanity.
The Appeal was presented and shared in various cities around the world (Naples - Marrakech - Tunis - Washington DC - Tokyo - Beijing - Rome - Turin - Milan - New York Dubai - Brussels - Paris - Berlin - Stockholm - Strasbourg - Lisbon - Rabat - Marseille - Dublin - Florence - Palermo) starting from 14 April 2021 and concludes its journey on 22 April 2021, world day dedicated to the earth: on this occasion it was presented to the Heads of State and Government gathered by President Biden.
The FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO - with the Accademia del Mediterraneo, the Maison des Alliances, the Maison de la Paix, the Maison de la Méditerranée, the Mediterranean Observatory on Organized Crime and the Mafias (OMCOM) and its network of organizations and institutions of Countries of the Mediterranean and of the world - urges all the forces in the field to constitute the “UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD”: a political and social subject whose protagonists are young people, producers of our future.
The pandemic is changing the world and an epochal transformation is underway that requires a similar cultural transformation with a new beginning and new paradigms: first of all respect for the fundamental rights of the human person for the creation of a society in which all values can be shared and unfolded in their entirety.
The "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" are the last bulwark for the defense and salvation of humanity
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“LEADERS SUMMIT ON CLIMATE”. THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO PRESENTS THE APPEAL FOR "THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD"

The two days of videoconferencing of the “Leaders Summit on Climate”, convened by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, took place concurrently with International Earth Day. 38 prime ministers and heads of state were invited to the initiative, including Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, as well as the President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen and the President of the Council of Europe, Charles Michel.
The meeting was called in Washington even though the leaders took part in it remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The topics discussed include the reduction of emissions of polluting gases in order to limit the average warming of the earth's temperature to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius and the economic and social benefits of the ecological transition.
The president of China, Xi Jinping, also took part in the meeting. Despite the tensions on various issues, Washington and Beijing, the two largest economies in the world and among the most polluting countries of all, have published a joint statement in which they announced a commitment to combat climate change "with seriousness and urgency it deserves".
US President Biden has indeed announced a 50-52% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, while the Chinese one Xi Jinping has relaunched his country's commitment to "Carbon neutrality from 2060".
The president of the Mediterranean Foundation Michele Capasso, presenting the Appeal for the United States of the World, declared "The next decade will be decisive, we are on the edge of the abyss".

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51st WORLD EARTH DAY

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT celebrated the "51st World Earth Day" via the web and with numerous initiatives: videoconferences, connections, chats and - above all - the sending of 1,000 copies of the volume "This good earth of ours" published in 2014 by the Foundation and written by Sister Maria Pia Giudici, who passed away on 20.02.2020 precisely the day the coronavirus spread in Italy.
Through high-quality multimedia videos, a dowry of the World Heritage Museum, it was possible to make a virtual journey across the 5 continents, giving voice to the peoples who daily guard our common home, living and fighting for the protection and recognition of rights of each people in every corner of the Earth
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In a world too often crushed by the European interpretation of the environment and its functions, the commitment of organizations and realities emerges which, establishing positive relations 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 service and to promote the conservation of the Amazon forests or the Congo forest.
Taking care of these peoples means taking care of the entire ecosystem, of the world, of our common home. The interrelation 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 from every corner of the planet. With delicate ferocity, it is current events that reveal the subtle but constant bond that makes us all part of and architects of the future of our planet.
A single people sharing a single planet
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The virtual journey of the Museum of Peace - MAMT allows us to listen to those who protect the earth every day to protect each of us.
President Michele Capasso retraced the stages of his commitment to the earth: at the age of 16, on April 22, 1970, he took part in the first edition of the world day. A commitment that for half a century has seen him spread, by all means, the alarm about the conditions of our common home, as evidenced by hundreds of interventions, reports and publications.
As I recall for Sister Maria Pia Giudici, below is the preface by President Michele Capasso to the volume “This good earth of ours”.
On this occasion the "APPEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" was presented
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THE FOUNDATION RELAUNCHES THE "APPEAL FOR THE COOPERATION OF ALL AGAINST COVID 19" WORLDWIDE

The Fondazione Mediterraneo has re-launched the "APPEAL FOR THE COOPERATION OF ALL AGAINST COVID 19" in other countries of the world. On this occasion, prof. Corrado Perricone posted a comment on the J&J vaccine.

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FAREWELL TO PRINCE PHILIP: FUNERALS CELEBRATED IN WINDSOR. FROM THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT LIVE LIVE OF THE EVENT.

The president Michele Capasso and other members of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, in compliance with the anti-COVID safety distances, attended the live funeral from the large screens of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
The United Kingdom said goodbye to Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, who died almost 100 years old on Friday 9 April 2021, after 73 years of living alongside Queen Elizabeth.
The funeral took place privately in St George's Chapel in Windsor: an intimate but solemn ceremony, in compliance with Covid restrictions and the wishes of the deceased. About thirty present and separate seats for the two children of Carlo and Diana, William and Harry. No one in military uniform, distancing and face masks. In church the Queen in the pew alone, in front of the coffin.
In the royal crypt where Prince Philip was buried, in the chapel of St. George, there are the remains of 24 other royalty, including three kings of England, namely George III and his sons George IV and William IV. However, this is unlikely to be the permanent burial for Philip. After the death of Queen Elizabeth IIa, both will be buried in the “Royal Burial Ground”, a cemetery used by the British royal family, which is located on the Frogmore estate, near Windsor Castle.
At the end the notes of the recall to the service of the sailors of the British Royal Navy sealed the conclusion of the funeral of Prince Philip. In the chapel of St. George the bagpipes of a soldier of the Scottish honor troops in kilt also rang, testifying to the love for Scotland - and for the summer residence of Balmoral - that united the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen.
The president Michele Capasso expressed the condolences of the Foundation and its networks to the English royal house, which for over 30 years have established cooperative relationships with the United Kingdom.

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2021 EUROMESCO ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The EuroMeSCo 2021 Annual Conference "Setting the New Agenda for the Mediterranean in Motion “Shaping Post-Covid Euromed Relations" wll be held online on April 15 at 10h30  (Brussels time) and brought together hundreds of participants around the Mediterranean: among these the Fondazione Mediterraneo, founding member of the EuroMeSCo Network.
With this event EuroMeSCo intends to actively contribute to the reflection over rolling out the new agenda for the Mediterranean, a few weeks after the release of the EU Joint Communication on the Renewed Partnership with the Southern Neighborhood. The Acting Director General of DG NEAR, Maciej Popowski, presented  his Communication, after which a debate will unfold, along the main pillars of the Communication
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  • Human development and good governance.
  • Resilience, prosperity and the digital transition.
  • Migration and mobility.
  • Green transition.

This event will kick off a series of national events that will take place in the coming months in some Southern Neighborhood countries: they will offer a platform for further discussions on relevant communication issues and will involve mixed groups of representatives from think tanks, academic institutions, organizations civil society and business community representatives, as well as EU officials.
At the headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo in Naples, through the large video wall screens, members of the Foundation and international experts participated in the event.
On this occasion, President Michele Capasso re-proposed the APPEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD
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ITALY-USA: THE ITALIAN EMBASSY CELEBRATES 160 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO PRESENT AT THE EVENT.

The Fondazione Mediterraneo was invited and participated in the commemorative event for the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and the United States of America, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, the Central Europe of the Atlantic Council and the ISPI - Italian Institute of International Political Studies, under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.
The virtual celebrations took place between Italy and the United States on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 9:00 (ET), 15:00 (CEST). The event featured discussions on the US - Italy partnership and opportunities for future cooperation in the political, economic and scientific fields.
The celebration was followed by an exclusive virtual performance by the “National Symphony Orchestra” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with maestro Gianandrea Noseda, world-renowned Italian conductor. With the administration of Joe Biden and Mario Draghi taking office, this anniversary is a pivotal moment in the US-Italy partnership and the broader transatlantic alliance
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The United States and Italy can leverage their strong historical ties to foster international cooperation on global challenges such as Covid-19 relief and economic recovery, among other issues. The event was broadcast on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. On the same day, the Mediterranean Foundation presented the "APPEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD".

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« TOWARDS NAPLES METROPOLITAN CITY »

The notes contained in the volume distributed on social networks from today and then in the press, are an invitation to reflect on the future of "Naples Metropolitan City": on the need to reform its institutional structure and to outline environmental and urban transformation processes that 'help to leave behind positions in the rankings for quality of life. The data collected are certainly not exhaustive: they are the minimums sufficient to highlight glaring anomalies or contradictions that lead us to suggest how to abandon "the era of unjustified ignorance" and how to outline a suitable institutional and urban reorganization. Again in summary form, they document how precisely in Naples - with the Framework Plan of Equipment (1974/75) - a first organic proposal was formulated on an urban scale of what will then happily be theorized in 2003 in "Five Minutes City" giving rise to principles and to techniques, first of all sporadic, which - from 2017 - begin to spread a little everywhere, from Canada to Australia and also in Europe. In the final pages, first notes of these logics in some and very different areas of the territory of “Naples Metropolitan City.
Volume was edited by Civilizzare l’urbano - ETS (with Patrizia Bottaro and Massimo Pica Ciamarra) and byNA.ME. - Institute for transformations of Naples Metropolitan City” (with Pasquale Belfiore, Alessandro Castagnaro, Ottorino Celano, Massimo Clemente, Annalola Geirola, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Riccardo Rosi) with contributions by Valerio Barone (institutional aspects), Michele Capasso, Livio De Santoli (energy and sustainability), Paolo Frascani (economic history), Claudio Troisi (infrastructure and mobility) and by Gennaro Russo and Claudio Voto (Italian Institute for the Future / Center for Near Space).
The video edited by Michele Capasso (“Fondazione Mediterraneo”)  is titled:“verso Napoli Città Metropolitana” 2021.

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"PHAROAHS GOLDEN PARADE" - THE BIG PARADE OF REAL MUMMIES

Ancient Egypt comes back to life on the large video walls and on the 4K high definition multimedia platform of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
Live on April 3 at 6pm and, subsequently, on April 4 and 5, the full video of the "Pharoahs Golden Parade" was re-proposed, the majestic parade that the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities organized for Saturday April 3 in Cairo.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square and with the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat, proposed in live streaming the event that featured 22 real mummies dating back to the XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX dynasty of the pharaohs
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