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Thanks to the cooperation of all the citizens from Rutino, we are building the Totem for Peace: 16 metres high, besides the base, it will be the element of distinction for the whole town and for all those who “welcome Peace”.

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The Jury of the Fondazione Mediterraneo decided during the extraordinary session to give to the State Prosecutor in Naples Vincenzo Galgano the Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" 2010. The presentation occurred during the ceremony of the Mediterranean Award for Institutions given to the President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy.

The reasons say: “For his role as State Prosecutor in Naples played with committment and devotion, getting to the top of the judicial carreer. For having been a real fighter against unauthorized building and environmental spoilage in the diffcult Campania area. For having been an upright example of Justice, showing even a profound humanity”.

Galgano thanked the President of the FM Michele Capasso for this acknowledgment not only because it was given to him but also because its reasons acknowledged that higher interest that is the common good of the society.

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On the occasion of the birth of the Union for the Mediterranean, the Fondazione Mediterraneo announced the awarding of the "Mediterranean Institutions Award 2008 - the "Totem of Peace" by sculptor Mario Molinari - to President Nicolas Sarkozy. In the reasons of the Award you can read: “For his idea of a Euro-Mediterranean Union: a political action able to change radically the inter-Mediterranean relationships".

The Awarding Ceremony took place on June the 28th 2010 at the Fondazione Mediterraneo - Maison de la Paix. The French Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sablière, together with a delegation from the French Republic, came to Naples to retire the award.

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On the occasion of the starting of activities of the "Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture" the work by the Turin sculptor Mario Molinari "Totem of Peace", symbol for the peace in the world, was unveiled.

A red sail, symbol for journey and union, chosen by 187 countries in the world as an image of dialogue and union, created and made by the sculptor of colour, Mario Molinari. The work is displayed on the terrace of the Maison de la Paix, but soon it will also be at the Museo Diocesano in Naples, at the Theatre of San Carlo and in more meaningful places too.

Maurizio Poletti, CEO of Akzonobel attended the ceremony and confirmed his company committment as technical sponsor for the "Totem of Peace in the World".

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