2018 (EN)

The Fondazione Mediterraneo, present in Marrakech with its headquarters, recalled the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
On December 10, 1948, 70 years ago, in Paris, the United Nations Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the "common ideal to be reached by all peoples and nations".
The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, was present in Marrakech. During the conference on migration, he defined it as a "global beacon for dignity, equality and well-being".
"For over seven decades - said the Secretary General - the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has inspired millions of women and men to vindicate their rights and challenge the forces of oppression, exploitation, discrimination and injustice".
The anniversary was commemorated in cities around the world: in Naples and in other Italian cities, the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation held several significant events.
President Capasso said that "Rights and Duties are two fundamental pillars for building and maintaining peace: these issues will be at the center of the World Peace Forum scheduled in Naples in 2019".