The President of the Fondazione MediterraneoMichele Capasso, welcomed the Honorary Consul of Japan, Prof. Alberto Carotenuto and presented him with the “2012 Mediterranean Award for Information” dedicated to the memory of the Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto “who sacrificed her own life at the age of 45, when she was killed in cross-fire between rebels and Syrian army soldiers in Aleppo. She will be remembered for the spirit with which she informed the world of the crimes against humanity so that such savagery can be halted in the name of civilization, promotion of human rights and peace”.

Pia Molinari and other members of the Fondazione Mediterraneo took part, together with representatives from different countries, including diplomats and dignitaries from the world of culture, science, politics, religion and the armed forces, the Mayors of the Amalfi Coast (UNESCO cultural heritage) who support and promote the “Totem for Peace” (by Mario Molinari).

Those attending included

Director General of ALECSO, Mohamed-El Aziz Ben Achour, Ambassador Francesco Caruso, World President of ICOMOS Gustavo Araoz, Italian President of ICOMOS Maurizio De Stefano, Quebec Representative in Rome Daniela  RenostoCorrado BeguinotVittorio di Pace, and Claudio Azzolini

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