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)

 

 

During his speech at the plenary session, President Michele Capasso asked the delegations to approve the project of the "Totem for Peace".

Capasso explained that this action is part of the programme of the “Maison des Alliances”. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean agreed to support this action during the 3rd Plenary Session which took place in Montecarlo last November 2008.
Presidents of delegations promised their interest in the realization of the "Totem" in their respective Countries.

The first “Totem” will be realized in Morocco, Malta, and Palestine.
“We´re honored – said the Palestinian Walid Assaf – of this opportunity and I think that the city of Ramallah swill be the ideal location for the Totem”.

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The coordinators of the 43 National Networks of the "Anna Lindh" Foundation supports the project of the "Totem for Peace".
This symbol of peace, proposed the first time at the 2nd Euromed Civil Forum (Naples, 1997) will be realized in the most important Euromediterranean countries, in the next years, in cooperation with Parliaments and ALF National Networks.

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President Michele Capasso met the Mayor of Fez Mr. Hamid Chabat, who expressed the support of the city of Fez to the realization of the "Totem for Peace" and the adhesion to the network "Cities for Peace in the World".

The Mayor
decided that the Totem must be of 12 metres high and it will be positioned in the heart of the city in the Square Grande Poste dell´Avenue Hassan II.

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President Michele Capasso met the Mayor of Rabat, ancient Minister of Finance, Mr. Fathallah Oualalou and the Director of National Library of Morocco, Mr. Driss Khrouz.

During the meeting the Mayor expressed the support of the city of Rabat to the realization of the "Totem for Peace" in front of the National Library.
The Mayor also agreed to organize a meeting with mayors of the network
"Cities for Peace in the World".

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