THE MAISON DE LA PAIX

CASA UNIVERSALE DELLE CULTURE

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture is a place strongly representative, in which will convey the knowledge of the different identities and cultures, structuring permanently initiatives aimed at the spreading of peace, necessary for the shared development.

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture (MdP) is a project conceived by Michele Capasso, approved by many Countries and international organizations. It is an architecture that keeps the memory of many Peace activities which created history, often more than the wars, but it is – above all – a space "to build” Peace.

The architectonical complex has an important symbolic worth: it represents the Countries of the World engaged in the Peace process and the Countries victim of the conflicts.

Proposed by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Maison des Alliances – together with the main adherent organizations, such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the League of Arab States, the "Anna Lindh" Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and others, the MdP represents a referent point for all the ones who dedicate their lives to peace.

The symbol of the MdP is the "Totem for Peace", an artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is promoting all around the world, creating the network of the "Cities for Peace".

The first seat of the MdP was inaugurated on the 14th of June 2010 (Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture) in the historical building of the Grand Hotel de Londres in Naples.

The action of the Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture aims at improving the main activities of the "Universal Forum of Cultures" in: Barcelona (2004), Monterrey (2007), Valparaiso (2010) and Naples (2013).

The Maison de la Paix performs most of the initiatives jointly with the Maison de la Méditerranée.

 

A cyclone of rain and wind hit Italy and, especially, Naples and Campania. An event of this magnitude had never been seen before.
Storm surges have caused massive damage and the wind at over 140 km per hour has increased the effect of the storm.
The headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT suffered serious damage.
Especially the archives of newspapers and books of various countries, accounting and projects carried out for almost thirty years have been almost completely submerged by water.
"It will be a huge job to try to recover the recoverable," said President Capasso after having ascertained the extent of the damage on his return from Tunisia.
Thanks to the work of rock climbers and construction workers it was possible to repair the most urgent damages.

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The author of the attack with an explosive belt on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, in the early afternoon of Monday 29 October 2018, is called Mona Kebla. The terrorist born in 1988, comes from Mahdia, former capital of the kingdom of Tunisia (the Husseinites) to 60 km. from Sousse.
The attack, which resulted in 20 wounded, including 15 members of the security forces, in the center of Tunis, has not yet received any claims. The "Daechist" responsibility is not excluded, according to the newspaper "La Presse de Tunisie".
The attack is the first committed by a woman in Tunisia: a 29-year-old unemployed, Mouna Kabia, a graduate in Business English and from the region of Mahdia (southeast of Tunis). According to Tunisian media, he had never found a job in this area, but sometimes worked as a sheep-keeper to help his family. In recent days, she was seen in Tunis begging and screaming in the street.
Previously, the young woman "had never had any suspicious behavior or attitude, everyone can testify," said one of his relatives, interviewed by the Al-Ghad channel (quoted by webdo).
He unleashed his anger and triggered the lacintura "near the police cars", according to the Ministry of the Interior. "It was allegedly recruited by terrorist elements via the Internet," the source said. It was not considered "extremist" by security forces. For the Minister of the Interior, Hichem Fourati, it is an isolated act.
"It's a tragedy," said Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi from Berlin, where he was on an official visit. "We thought we had eradicated terrorism but I fear that it is he who is exterminating us," he said, according to statements quoted by the Tunisian press.
A declaration sent to Geopolis, the president of the Islamist party Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, "condemns this particularly cowardly terrorist attack". "It invites Tunisian citizens to defend and strengthen national unity".
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, present in Tunis and very close to the Avenue Bourguiba at the time of the attack, sent a message of solidarity and fraternity to President Béji Caïd Essebsi.

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The Sahel (Arabic: الساحل, al-Sahel, "the coast") is a coastal region of Tunisia south of the Gulf of Hammamet. The southern borders are quite uncertain, and if for some they reach the gulf of Gabes, others consider it to be part of the coastal strip as far as Mahdia.
The main cities of the Sahel are Sousse (the most populous), Monastir (first Arab city founded in Ifriqiya) and Mahdia (ancient capital of Tunisia at the time of the Fatimid caliph Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi).
The president Michele Capasso, accompanied by Anis Boufrika, visited these magnificent places welcomed as in a real family by Rabaa and by the daughters Hiba and Mariem.

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