THE UNITED STATES
OF THE WORLD

Brings together countries, international institutions, cities, universities and civil society organizations in order to share knowledge to fight social injustices, wars, pandemics, waste of resources, climate change ... The main goal is to establish freedom and equality implementing the fundamental rights of the human person.
The encyclicals "Laudato Sì" and "Fratelli tutti" are its reference points.

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appeal

appeal

In 1987 Gustavo Rol proposed the "United States of the World" and made an appeal to young people ...

project

project

In 1990 Michele Capasso transformed Gustavo Rol's intuition into an institutional project ...

aims

aims

In 1991 Gerardo Marotta and other founders defined the main aims of the "United States of the World" ...

acronym SUM

acronym SUM

In 1992 Nullo Minissi proposes the acronym SUM for the "United States of the World" ...

symbol

symbol

In 1997 the "Totem for Peace" by the sculptor Mario Molinari was chosen and adopted as the symbol of the "United States of the World" ...

hymn

hymn

In 1997 the Hymn of the "United States of the World" was chosen and adopted, composed only in music by the maestro Marco Betta ...

flag

flag

In 1997 the Flag of the "United States of the World" was chosen and adopted, consisting of the "Totem for Peace" with the acronym SUM ...

headquarters

headquarters

In 2002, the Naples headquarters of the "United States of the World" was inaugurated, and in the following years branch offices in other countries were opened ...

partners

partners

Countries, international institutions and civil society organizations are the first partners in the "United States of the World" peace action ...

recognitions

recognitions

States, regions, cities, local authorities, universities and international institutions recognise the "United States of the World" through resolutions ...

cities for peace

cities for peace

In 2000, in Marseille, the network "Cities for Peace" was founded, made up of those adhering to the "United States of the World" ...

latest memberships

latest memberships

The membership of the "United States of the World" continues to enrich every day the set of actions necessary for dialogue and peace ...

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About us:

 


Media space:

  • News
  • Press releases
  • Press review
  • Multimedia
  • Press photos
  • Videos
  • Celebrations
  • Media contacts

Mission:

  • Peace is Action (PIA)
  • Safeguarding Creation
  • Democracy and Equality
  • Poverty and new needs
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Justice and Human Rights
  • Health and well-being      
  • Food and water
  • Ecological conversion   
  • Culture and creativity      
  • Cultural heritage
  • Civilising the urban
  • Childhood          
  • Women 
  • Young people
  • Elderly people 

Activities:

  • All events by year, since 1989
  • Main events
  • Scheduled events

The network:

  • Fondazione Mediterraneo
  • Maison de la Paix
  • Maison des Alliances
  • Maison de la Méditerranée
  • Museum of Peace
  • House of the Arab Maghreb
  • Kimiyya
  • Mafia Observatory
  • Mediterranean Academy  
  • Almamed
  • Isolamed
  • Euromedcity
  • Anna Lindh Federation Italy
  • Cinemamed
  • Salesian Family
  • Civilising the Urban

Impact:

  • Exploring
  • Testimonials
  • Locations and bureaux

Governance:

  • General Assembly
  • International Executive Committee
  • The President
  • Secretary General
  • Permanent Commissions
  • Committee of Honour  

Geopolitical macro-areas

  • United States of Africa
  • United States of the Americas
  • United States of Asia
  • United States of Europe
  • United States of Oceania
  • Great Pacific
  • Greater Atlantic
  • Greater Mediterranean
  • Greater Indian
  • Great Arctic

Participate in SUM

  • Talk about it
  • Become a partner
  • Donate