Towards the International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

The theme of the Holocaust remembrance and education activities this year is “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”. This theme encourages youth to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, act against discrimination and defend democratic values in their communities, at a time when the spread of Neo-Nazism and hate groups fuels the rising antisemitism and other forms of hatred around the world. The theme highlights the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

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Giornata Internazionale della Pace

Ogni anno la Giornata internazionale della pace dell’Onu è osservata in tutto il mondo il 21 settembre. L’Assemblea Generale ha dichiarato questo come un impegno per rafforzare gli ideali di pace. Quest’anno il tema è il diritto alla pace. Clicca su ONU Italia per maggiori informazioni. La Fondazione Campana dei Caduti a Rovereto -come scritto sul sito Onu- celebra la giornata con il convegno “La faticosa e complessa costruzione del nuovo mondo: il contributo dello sport”. Interverranno al dibattito l’Ambasciatore italiano presso il Consiglio d’Europa Marco Marsilli, il Presidente del CONI Giovanni Malagò, Maria Aiello, Docente di diritto dello sport e l’alteta di sci alpino Manuela Moelgg. Moderatore dell’evento sarà Stefano Bizzotto, giornalista Rai Sport

International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year the theme is The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70. Click on ONU for more info. Let’s make a small act of peace and listen to the sound of The Bell of the Fallen in Rovereto

 

H2O for Peace – iPhoneography for Human Rights

The 22nd of March 2017: the date indicated by the UNO to celebrate World Water Day is precisely when the Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, [Bell of Peace Foundation for Fallen Soldiers] will launch its sensitizing campaign in favour of Water as an Instrument of Peace and Harmony among peoples. The initiative, called H2O for Peace – iPhoneography for Human Rights, features an international photographic competition in collaboration with the NEM – the New Era Museum (a Virtual Museum and International Artistic Movement) which has made specific images captured and revisited by smartphones its philosophy.

The competition ends at the beginning of June with the selection of the finalists and the proclamation of the winner. The works chosen will be screened at the Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto and included in a video clip with music by Marco Testoni performed by the Pollock Art-Jazz Project. Along with the photographs selected, visitors may view the video at the Foundation, on the social networks and the web, as well as during international events aimed at highlighting the results obtained and the emotions aroused by the competitors’ works.

H2O for Peace – iPhoneography for Human Rights invites a wide audience of social- networkers to ponder on a highly significant conceptual idea whereby, also according to the UNO, water is life, the sap of human existence. Water is the human Right closest to Life. Sharing the supply of this vital lymph can be assured by dialogue between peoples, the circulation of resources. In brief, peace.

This sensitising campaign has chosen the art which more than any other spells sharing: iPhoneography, that is, a widespread, democratic art which permits people to create images using their smartphones and share them on the internet and the social networks. The enormous potential of this art make it the ideal creative medium for providing the whole world with a means of speaking about an important topic like water. This art, born on the social web, is now examined and studied in for its intrinsic worth and its strongly democratic nature also within traditional photographic environments.

The president of the jury will be Andrea Bigiarini, originator and founder of the Nem. The works will also be adjudicated by: Marco Di Battista, Giancarlo Beltrame, Dilshad Corleone, Davide Capponi.

World Toilet Day

Today is the World Toilet Day. It could sound strange, even funny for some of the rich western people. Actually Sanitation is a global development priority. From 2013 Onu dedicated 19th November to this very important problem. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said Sustainable development goal 6 calls on the international community to ensure access to toilets by 2030. Delivering on this basic human right — the right to water and sanitation — is good for people, business and the economy. I don’t need to write more: you can find more infomations on web links above. Please share this post and talk about this topic.