The 25th edition of United World Week, May 1 – 9, 2021, an international event promoted by the youth of the Focolare, can be viewed via livestreaming at: www.unitedworldproject.org.
The anti Covid vaccine as a universal common good, adhesion to the UN treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons, the implementation of global strategies for the reception of migrants, legality, civil economy and integral ecology: these will be the main topics at the 25th edition of United World Week (May 1 – 9, 2021), an international event promoted by young people from the Focolare and broadcast via livestreaming on the multilingual platform www.unitedworldproject.org.
The central international event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on May 7 – 9, 2021 with an international convention at which David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, will speak.
Care as political action and a response to the ecological challenges
At the heart of this year’s event is a Culture of Care, which is expressed in the slogan #DARETOCARE. It is an awareness campaign as well as an action campaign in which young people have identified caring as a political paradigm at the service of people from all social backgrounds for creating a better future.
The objective of the first phase of the campaign was to focus civil and political actions on caring. The second phase, which will begin with United World Week 2021, will focus on caring for the planet, and the challenges of integral ecology.
On May 2, 2021, the Political Movement for Unity, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an online event that will launch its appeal for a new quality of politics.
May 7 – 9, 2021. A livestream global conference from Brussels, Belgium in which citizens and politicians will be able to brainstorm, discuss and work together. David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, will be the main speaker on May 7 at a face-to-face meeting with some young people to discuss topics of peace, politics, the reception of migrants, and ecology. Others who will take part in this event are: Sir Partha Dasgupta and Luigino Bruni; Simone Borg, professor of environmental and resource law at the University of Malta; Lorna Gold, Professor of Environment, Sustainability and Social Justice, at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland; Catherine Belzung, professor of neuroscience at the University of Tours, France; Pasquale Ferrara, ambassador and diplomat; Giuseppe Gatti magistrate of the National Anti-Mafia and Counter-terrorism Directorship; Margaret Karram and Jesús Morán, President and Co-President of the Focolare Movement; Father Luigi Ciotti, founder of Libera.
United World Week is an international event promoted by young people from the Focolare which since 1996 has involved young people and adults, institutions and associations in raising awareness of public world opinion on issues of peace and fraternity, and in the promotion of concrete projects.
03:00 pm: First of May Loppiano Show, livestreamed from the Focolare town of Loppiano, an annual gathering of thousands of young people from all over Italy and beyond
09:00 pm: Concert by the Gen Verde International Band
11:00 am– 2:00 pm: livestream of the virtual Run4Unity Relay of Sport Events, including games, testimonies and projects, representing a global rainbow of unity and peace.
02:00 pm: The 25th Anniversary of the Political Movement for Unity. An online event that will include the launching of its appeal for a new quality of politics.
05:00 pm: “Stories of Women and Sport” with Lucia Castelli, Maddalena Musumeci, Dona Neide, Patricia Furtado. Organized by Sportmeet Association
04:00 pm: The Economy of Francesco. Young people in dialogue with Indian economist Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta
07:00 pm: Città Nuova Presents: “A Legality of Us at the time of COVID 19”, with Giuseppe Gatti, magistrato of the Direzione Nazionale Antimafia e Antiterrorismo, economist Luigino Bruni, journalist Gianni Bianco and Father Luigi Ciotti, founder of Libera Association.
01:00 pm: Young People in Dialogue with David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament
May 7 – 9 from Brussels, Belgium – Global #daretocare Forum
12:00 pm (UTC + 1): from Brussels, “Dare To Care International Convention, Opening Show. In collaboration with Sylvester Productions, including stories, best practices, and ideas inspired by “dare to take care” from all over the world.
01:00 pm: Young people in dialogue with David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament;
02:00 pm: The Economy of Francesco, Policies & Happiness and Caring proposals
02:00 pm: “A vaccine for all, a Common Good the whole world needs” with Jeffrey Sachs, economist and essayist from the United States, and Catherine Belzung, psychologist and professor of neurosciences at the University of Tours, France.
09:00 pm: Concert by Gen Rosso International Band
12:00 pm: (UTC + 1): from Brussels, #daretocare for the People and the Planet Show, in collaboration with Sylvester Productions, launching the second phase of the #daretocare campaign which will be focused on the challenges of integral ecology, with inspiring experiences and projects from around the world.
03:00 pm: Care and COP26 with Simone Borg, professor of Environmental and Resource Law at the University of Malta; Lorna Gold, Professor of Environment, Sustainability and Social Justice, at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland; Pasquale Ferrara, ambassador and diplomat.