Totem for Peace

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo – an international non-profit Organisation of Social Utility (Onlus) created in 1994 by Michele Capasso with specialists and internationally recognised scholars on the Euro-Mediterranean area, politicians of international organisations and diplomats involved in peace-building – realised important initiatives in favour of peace and shared development: among these, the creation in Naples of the “Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture”. Many Countries and international organisations such as the United Nations, the Parliamentary Assembly of the  Mediterranean, the League of Arab States, the International Organisation for Migrations, the “Anna Lindh” Euro-Mediterranean Foundation joined this project.

The “Totem for Peace”, artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, is the symbol of the “Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture” and it represents Peace in the World and, especially, in the Greater Mediterranean: the aim of the Fondazione Mediterraneo is to spread this universal symbol to constitute the network of the “Cities for Peace in the World”.

The sculptor Mario Molinari was a famous artist, sensitive to peace and dialogue among cultures, as it is witnessed in his works and life.

The cultural project "Totem for Peace" is carried out around the world by Michele Capasso: since 1990 he voted his life to the creation of a dialogue as an instrument for the resolution of conflicts, combining his internationally experience in social and intercultural fields with his professional carreer as architect and engineer.


The sail represents the travel, the sea. Our Sea which has been the cradle of civilisation, not only theatre of clashes and battles among peoples but also theatre of exchanges of goods and knowledge. A sea, celebrated in the myth, where Ulysses got lost, wandering in his desperate research of a way back. The sail tainted in red, at dawn and sunset, at leaving and return, following the constant rhythm of the Universe.

(M. MOLINARI)

 

The Tunisian Ambassador to Italy, Moez Sinaoui, the Tunisian Minister Mohamed-El Aziz Ben Achour - former Director General of ALECSO - Dr Malte Gaier - the Tunisian representative of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - the officers of the Naples Coast Guard and other representatives of various countries gathered in Naples by the Fondazione Mediterraneo paid tribute to the TOTEM OF PEACE by the sculptor Mario Molinari with the urn of the Unknown Migrant.
Welcomed by President Michele Capasso and the Director of the Museum of Peace - MAMT, Pia Molinari, the participants placed an olive branch in front of the urn.
President Capasso, moved, retraced the main stages of the monumental work: from the visit of Pope Francis in March 2015 to those of Heads of State and representatives of various countries.
The Tunisian Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the work carried out by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and for the sensitivity with which it has raised the issue of migration by honouring the many Tunisian migrants who have died at sea.

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The Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic in Italy H.E. Taalay Bazarbaev adheres, on behalf of his country, to the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD.
In the presence of other Ambassadors and representatives of various countries, he attended the ceremony of ratification of the TOTEM OF PEACE as a symbol of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD. Emotion when the notes of the loudspeakers played, together with the hymns of the other countries, the one of Kyrgyzstan that in the first part reads:
"The white rocky walls and steppes are the soul of our people.
Our fathers lived in the mountains of Alatau and always protected their homeland.
Proceed Kyrgyz People on the road to freedom!"
Present at the ceremony a large delegation of Kyrgyz citizens.
At the conclusion the ambassador thus expressed:
"I thank for affectionate welcome in this Museum of Peace behind which there is not only the heritage of the city of Naples but of the whole world.
Today is a historic day because the TOTEM OF PEACE by sculptor Mario Molinari becomes the Symbol of the United States of the World. It is a beautiful initiative of Italy that I support and with me my country, Kyrgyzstan. This initiative will bring positive results. I want to congratulate the direction of the museum and wish happiness and success. Thank you very much".

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On the eve of the G20 meeting to be held in Rome on 30 and 31 October 2021, the majority of the States participating in the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD project - proposed in 1990 by the Fondazione Mediterraneo based on an idea of Gustavo Rol - ratified that the symbol of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD will be the TOTEM OF PEACE by the sculptor Mario Molinari from 28 October 2021.
The symbol represents the red sail of the Totem for Peace that configures the stern of a ship made up of the multilingual translation of "The United States of the World".
The ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo - Maison de la Paix in the presence of ministers and ambassadors representing the various member countries. The latest member was the State of Kyrgyzstan.
President Michele Capasso, visibly moved by the realization of a dream born 30 years ago, made the choice official in the presence - among others - of the Ambassador of Tunisia in Italy Moez Sinaoui, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan in Italy Taalay Bazarbaev, the Tunisian Minister and former Director General of ALECSO Mohamed-El Aziz Ben Achour, the heads of the Forum de l'Académie Politique and the Konrad Adenauer Siftung, the Deputy Mayor of Naples Mia Filippone and representatives of the various countries.

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Welcomed by President Michele Capasso and the museum director Pia Molinari, the members of the Rotary Clubs of "Ercolano centenario", "Torre del Greco Comuni vesuviani", "Torre Annunziata Oplonti" and "Sorrento" visited the emotional path "TOTEM OF PEACE" by the sculptor Molinari expressing great appreciation for the value of the symbol representing the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD.

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Great enthusiasm among the boys of the GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2021 visiting the section of the Museum of Peace - MAMT dedicated to Mario Molinari, the sculptor of color.
Of great interest are the "Egyptian" copper work, the "Totem of Peace" and the Molinari House Museum in Turin.
With the motto "we want to live in color" the boys left the museum hoping to visit the Turin House Museum to continue the emotional journey dedicated to the great sculptor.

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