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The Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in the commemorative webinar of Luciano Tavazza on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of his death. In a message to Domenico De Simone - president of the Tavazza Association - president Michele Capasso underlined the relevance of Luciano Tavazza's example of solidarity, especially in this difficult moment for all humanity.

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The Foundation participated in the international conference. President Capasso recalled the ancient friendship and customs with the Hashemite Kingdom, where the Foundation has a seat.
Compared to its turbulent neighbours like Iraq, Syria and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Jordan is generally viewed as a pocket of calm in a volatile environment and a reliable partner in the fight against extremist groups.
Over the past decades, the Hashemite Kingdom has indeed been spared from much of the political upheaval that affected other capitals in the Middle East. Last month, this solid image was interrupted by an alleged attempted coup against King Abdallah II, in power since 1999.
The Biden administration, the EU and Amman’s key international partners quickly supported the king in the spirit of regional stability, which Jordan still figures as an essential component. Nevertheless, the public unveiling of the Jordanian royal rift also shed light on the underlying structural weaknesses and vulnerabilities, not only within the ruling family. Today, substantial socio-economic woes harm this natural resource-scarce country, home to a consistent refugee population and beset by a fragile economy further amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although gone unnoticed in recent months, these tensions have occurred at a time of particular uncertainty that, combined with the latest tensions within the royal family, seriously risk undermining the much-needed process of socio-economic reforms. What does the recent dustup tell us about the kingdom’s internal political situation? Which consequences should we expect for the stability of the royal family and that of the country? What are the major factors that could impede a serious and concrete process of reforms? How long will the Jordanian society handle the current socio-economic situation? How did the international community react to the kingdom challenges? What role should Amman’s key partners play to maintain Jordan as a linchpin of stability and a key partner in the region?

Panel Discussion
Zaid Eyadat
, Director, Center for Strategic Studies (CSS), Jordan
Tuqa Nusairat, Deputy Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council, USA
Katarzyna Sidło, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Poland

Chair
Paolo Maggiolini, Associate Researcher, ISPI and Lecturer in History of Islamic Asia, Catholic University of Milan

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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, 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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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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