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Women Artists, Writers and Journalists sign the Kimiyya manifesto

Elena Rossi, Martina Giacca, Volha Marosava, Anna Copertino and Francesca Pinzari signed the Kimiyya Manifesto on women's rights.
Welcomed by SG Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari, they expressed their satisfaction with this action of the United States of the World, which is indispensable for women's rights.

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Pope Francis at the G7

It has certainly changed the history of the G7, the presence of Pope Francis in Fasano di Puglia, but perhaps also that of the pontificate: the first non-European Pope in the assembly of the so-called Greats of the Western world. And at the moment of greatest crisis, with two wars - among the many - of global scope underway, both at the centre of an incessant preaching of peace accompanied by the most intense diplomatic action implemented by the Holy See in recent times.
"It is my birthday," said the Secretary-General of the United States of the World, Michele Capasso, who was present in Puglia, "just as Chancellor Sholtz and the American flag (born in 1777) are celebrating today: the presence of Pope Francis is the most beautiful gift.
For Pope Francis's G7 no chair was prepared, but only a chair at the common working table, and on an assigned topic, Artificial Intelligence, important and perhaps decisive for the future, but still of a limited nature.
It was therefore not a usual condition, but Francis went further, to the point of transforming the event into a symbolic turning point: the pope not seated on any podium, but seated side by side with the "powerful", ready to pay their due homage, even to the point of standing in line for an audience lasting only a few minutes. A manner not taken for granted by the rulers of a time that, although deeply marked by secularisation, continues to express the need for confrontation, if not guidance, on the essential questions not only of politics but of life as a whole.

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50th G7 Summit

The G7 Summit was held in the town of Fasano in Apulia from 13 to 15 June 2024. The event was attended by the Heads of State and Government of the seven Member States, in addition to the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission representing the European Union.
As is tradition, representatives of some States and international organisations invited by the country holding the presidency also took part in the work.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and Secretary-General of the United States of the World Prof. Michele Capasso participated as an observer, as has been the case since the beginning of the Summits, producing a "Chronicle of the G/" published in various countries.
For the first time, this G/ Summit was attended by a Pontiff: Pope Francesco.

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The Mediterranean Award Art and Creativity in memory of Ryūichi Sakamoto

The "Mediterranean Award Art and Creativity 2024" was awarded to the memory of Ryūichi Sakamoto
The ceremony took place in Naples at the headquarters of the United States of the World in the presence of political, institutional, religious and military authorities from various countries. 
The Prize was presented by Prof. Michele Capasso to prof. Andrea Zepponi, who was delegated to receive the award.

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The Mediterranean Award Culture in memory of Kenzaburō Ōe

The "Mediterranean Award Culture 2024" was awarded to the memory of Kenzaburō Ōe
The ceremony took place in Naples at the headquarters of the United States of the World in the presence of political, institutional, religious and military authorities from various countries. 
The Prize was presented by Prof. Michele Capasso to Dr. Sandro Pezzoli, who was delegated to receive the award.

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