The MEDITERRANEAN FOUNDATION, since its creation in 1990 immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has taken as one of its main objectives the establishment of the "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD": from an intuition of Gustavo Rol.
The activities carried out over the last three decades by the Foundation - particularly in the area of the "Greater Mediterranean" - bear witness to a constant and concrete action that, precisely in these difficult times of war and pandemic, is an anchor of salvation to strengthen the spirit of peace and cooperation between peoples.
The adhesions of men and women, organisations and institutions from various countries contribute to supporting the institutional initiative by pursuing concrete objectives and effective means for the defence of the planet, respect for the fundamental rights of the human person, the coexistence of philosophies, faiths and religions, the fair distribution of goods and resources, the union of science and politics for the salvation of humanity and against all wars.


The mission of the "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" constitutes a fundamental pillar for the defence and salvation of humanity.
Pandemics and fratricidal wars are changing the world and an epochal transformation is taking place that requires a similar cultural transformation with a new beginning and new paradigms: first and foremost, respect for the fundamental rights of the human person for the creation of a society in which all values can be shared and unfold in their entirety.

The MEDITERRANEAN FOUNDATION - one of the main promoters of the Dialogue between Cultures, also thanks to its presence in international bodies - has taken advantage of the teachings and affirmations of protagonists of past and recent history: from Victor Hugo to Alcide De Gasperi, (for the "UNITED STATES OF EUROPE"); from Gustavo Rol to Michele Capasso (for the "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD"). Its action was carried out without sterile bureaucracy, every resource was invested directly in the field. The large number of partnership agreements and the quantity and quality of the actions implemented document high impact and concrete results.

With this wealth of experience, the MEDITERRANEO FOUNDATION - with the Academy of the Mediterranean, the Maison des Alliances, the Maison de la Paix, the Maison de la Méditerranée, the Mediterranean Observatory on Organised Crime and Mafias (OMCOM) and its network of organisations and institutions of the Mediterranean countries and of the world - has set up the "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD": a political and social entity whose protagonists are young people, producers of our future.
Various countries of the world have joined the project and on 28 October 2021 in Naples, in the presence of various Ambassadors, the symbol was chosen: the TOTEM OF PEACE by the sculptor Mario Molinari.