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"I learned with deep sorrow the news of the death of Emanuele Crestini, Mayor of Rocca di Papa, who died as a result of the burns he reported because, after the explosion in the town hall, he had worked to rescue all the people who were inside the building, giving an example of courage, altruism and generosity towards his fellow citizens ". Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, said.

Rocca di Papa is a member of the “Associazione Città per la fraternità”, a network of cities committed to implementing fraternity in the life and policy of the city, taking inspiration from the thought of Chiara Lubich and the life of Focolare Movement she founded. It has its international  headquarters in Rocca di Papa. Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement wrote as follows:




On Friday, over 8,000 Venezuelans crossed the border at Tumbes, the largest number ever recorded on a single day. Of them, 4,700 requested asylum in Peru, also an unprecedented number in one single day. 

“People are arriving in a more and more vulnerable situation,” said Federico Agusti, head of UNHCR in Peru.

“Some have been walking for 30 or 40 days through various countries in the region. We see people suffering from malnutrition or dehydration and people with medical problems. There are more and more families with children,” he explained. 

The Peruvian authorities have issued a statement that same day explaining that, due to this massive influx of refugees and migrants, a special contingency plan would be put in place, and Venezuelan refugees are now required to have a passport and a visa in order to enter the country. Until now, each Venezuelan was asked only for a basic document, such as an ID or an Andean Card to be allowed entry into Peru.

The total number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the country now stands at about 800,000. In total, to date, Peru has received over 280,000 asylum applications by Venezuelan citizens and given temporary residence permits to over 390,000.  

Peruvian authorities, UNHCR and its partners, including over a dozen NGOs at the border are working around the clock on the ground, to process the arrivals, providing humanitarian assistance, medical care, information, legal support to refugees and migrants on both sides of the border.

According to the UN refugee agency, Peru’s new visa requirements for Venezuelans are having an impact on Ecuador’s northern border with Colombia, through which 8,380 Venezuelans entered on Friday, according to the authorities.

The UN and its partners are also present there providing much needed humanitarian assistance, protection services, to save lives and alleviate suffering in support of the Ecuadorian Government and civil society groups.   

Give the scale of the crisis and the levels of need recorded, the UN calls on the international community to step up its support to countries like Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, that have been receiving the vast majority of the 4 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela, most of whom are in need of life-saving assistance. 

To date, the Regional Response Plan for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela, remains severely under-funded, with close to 79 per cent of funding requirements (US$ 580 million) still unmet.

This week, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will be visiting Venezuela, from Wednesday to Friday, at the invitation of the Government. During her visit to the capital, Caracas, she will meet with President Nicolás Maduro Moros and several Government officials, will hold discussions with the President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, and will engage with victims of human rights violations and abuses and  civil society representatives.


Mppu operates every day so that this important political experiment can progress and contribute to unity in the rich diversity of the entire world community.

"United in diversity", the motto of the European Union, first came into use in 2000.

It signifies how Europeans have come together, in the form of the EU, to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the continent's many different cultures, traditions and languages.
Bulgarian: Обединен в многообразието
Croatian: Ujedinjeni u različitosti
Czech: Jednotná v rozmanitosti
Danish: Forenet i mangfoldighed
Dutch: In verscheidenheid verenigd
English: United in diversity
Estonian: Ühinenud mitmekesisuses
Finnish: Moninaisuudessaan yhtenäinen
French: Unie dans la diversité
German: In Vielfalt geeint
Greek: Ενωμένοι στην πολυμορφία
Hungarian: Egység a sokféleségben
Irish: Aontaithe san éagsúlacht
Italian: Unita nella diversità
Latvian: Vienota dažādībā
Lithuanian: Suvienijusi įvairovę
Maltese: Magħquda fid-diversità
Polish: Zjednoczona w różnorodności
Portuguese: Unida na diversidade
Romanian: Uniţi în diversitate
Slovak: Zjednotení v rozmanitosti
Slovene: Združena v raznolikosti
Spanish: Unida en la diversidad
Swedish: Förenade i mångfalden


As Colombian farmers struggle against climate change, Japanese researchers and a private company are helping them increase rice production using less water.

FONTAGRO is a unique cooperation mechanism between countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and Spain, than as a strategy to improve security food, with criteria of equity and sustainability, contributing to the reduction of poverty, has prioritized the research and innovation through project support and initiatives, within which the project is called “Más arroz con menos emisiones y menor consumo de agua” (More rice with fewer emissions and lower water consumption), led by the National Federation of Arroceros (Fedearroz), from Colombia and with the participation of La Molina Agrarian University, of Peru and the Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) of Chile.

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Fadi Chehadé proposes a digital co-governance system to address current and future digital issues buffeting the world. He brings to this proposal his experience at the helm of ICANN, one of the key institutions in the digital governance space, and his subsequent work as a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

The U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments, the private sector, and civil society to establish new mechanisms to govern the digital world which “bring together all stakeholders – governments, the business community, the scientific community, the civil society … in creating some norms, some protocols, but not with rigid forms of bureaucracy, of regulation … it is clear to me this cannot be only an intergovernmental process.”

At the core of Fadi Chehadé’s proposal, is a decoupling of the mechanisms to design digital norms from the ones to enforce their adoption. This would enable a rapid norm design process at the speed of technology evolution, while respecting the role of governments to enforce such norms as they deem fit with legal and regulatory instruments.


fonte: Written by Ngaire Woods × 01 February 2019 - BSG FACULTY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


Fadi Chehadé is past President and CEO of ICANN (2012-2016), a member of the UN Secretary- General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and an advisory board member with the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

He was a speaker at Rome Co-Governance 2019, during the panel: “Cities and citizens as stewards of the digital world” on Friday 18 January 2019.


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