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Y4UW storia timeline IT (x article)

1969

Launching Operation AfricaChiara Lubich involves the youth in helping to heal the wounds caused by centuries of colonization, in an operation centered on the small village of Fontem (fontemafrica.wordpress.com), in Cameroon.
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1973

1st Genfest8,000 youth from across Europe gather in Loppiano creating what would become the first Genfest history. The title is: "World Man beyond all barriers".
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1975

2nd Genfest20,000 at Palaeur of Rome to say that "Unity is possible." Present for the first time youth from the five continents, are blessed by Pope Paul VI that in conclusion exclaims: "Birth of a new world!"
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1980

3rd GenfestDuring the Cold War, 40,000 gather at Flaminio Stadium in Rome. Outline of their goal: Helping to build a united world.
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1985

4th Genfest (birth of Y4UW)The Genfest 1985 is a key moment: marks the baptism of Youth for a United World Movement. The title is: "Many ways for a united world." The project "united world" converge "Many Ways" indicated by Chiara Lubich in her keynote speech. The event was held at Palaeur in Rome, attended by thousands of youth, connected by phone from America to Australia.
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1987

5th Genfest (national)120 thousand youth from 40 countries from five continents gather in national Genfest to watch '' the disunity of their land and initiate concrete actions''. The various ways to the unity are realized according to the problems of the various countries.
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1989

1st Congress of Y4UW (March 4-5)About 100-120 youth gather in Castel Gandolfo for the first congress of the Y4UW, which trace the beginnings of the movement with a look to the present and future.
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1990

6th Genfest"United World - Ideal that makes history". Finally at the Palaeur of Rome are present also the young Eastern European, following the collapse of the Berlin Wall. They are there to welcome those who had contributed to this: John Paul II. A video link, via satellite, transmits Genfest in every corner of the earth.
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1990

Launch of "Time-Out". Youth of the five continents united to ask a peaceful and just solution towards the dramatic conflicts of the Middle East, with the sending of hundreds of thousands of postcards to the UN and with the launch of the Daily Time-Out, a minute of prayer and reflection for peace in the world.
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1992

Y4UW Congress (February 13-16)Under the title "Builders of unity", about 700 Y4UW gather to talk on the theme of unity, with practical experiences and discussions on other issues such as the economy.
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1993

7th Genfest (national)130 thousand youth will gather in 56 national Genfest dedicated for the unity of peoples.
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1994

Appeal for Human RightsAppeal of the Y4UW to defend the right of all peoples to live in freedom and in peace in their own land and for decisive actions from nations and international organizations, with a collection of worldwide signatures for the unity of the peoples.
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1994

8th Genfest (Launch of the United World Week)It is still the Palaeur of Rome which welcomes the Genfest, entitled "Let's show the united world." It creates a worldwild event spread through satellite links and Internet and launch the first United World Week (link page).
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1996

Y4UW Congress (March 21 - 24)The participation of the youth at the conference is growing, there are also Y4UW outside Europe. The theme is love, with the most varied experiences: a married couple, a mayor, an economist ...
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1996

1st United World WeekAfter being launched at Genfest 1995, from April 29 to May 5 2006, 1st World Unity Week took place in different parts of the world with the participation of 80 cities from the five continents.
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1997

Y4UW Congress (September 11-14) 320 participants, with significant representation of the continents, to give special space to the various dialogues (ecumenical, interreligious, with people from other beliefs) and experiences of difficult situations and war ...
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1998

Moratorium on the death penaltyThe Y4UW, together with Amnesty International, the Community of St. Egidio and the Rinnovamento nello Spirito, are launching an international campaign to collect signatures in support of a moratorium on the death penalty in every corner of the world.
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1999

Youth Congress (March 18 to 21)The congress is also open to young people who know nothing about the movement. Main theme is the pain, on both levels personally and disunity in the society, with the themes of the economy and political and social commitment.
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2000

9th Genfest (Launch of Project Africa)The Genfest at the Flaminio stadium in Rome, becomes a World Youth Day event. It is an opportunity to testify Chiara "Luce" Badano radicality of life (chiaraluce.org). Chiara Lubich during the event raises a new focus on the African continent, the Africa Project.
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2002

Y4UW Congress (March 21 - 24) The key topic of this conference is the fraternity, with special attention to the newly-relaunched Project Africa, interreligious dialogue and to the various fields of work life and non-work life(media, art, politics and economics).
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2004

Y4UW Congress (March 4-7) New focus on fraternity, may it be locally (with fragments of fraternity worldwide), socially (like a political category), or globally (with Project Africa and continuing dialogues).
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2010

United World Week 2010. The UWW 2010 opened a bridge between Hungary and Slovakia.The Y4UW of these two countries wish to give a sign of hope, meeting in Esztergom and Sturovo, where a bridge crosses over the Danube River connecting the two nations. Ten days later it concludes in Mumbai, India, with Y4UW from various parts of Asia together with young Hindus of the Shanti Ashram.
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2010

Y4UW meeting (February 19-21 )After some time, Y4UW Congress came back with a new role of meeting. With the title "United World Project", and the program analyzes the various ways of reaching the goal, starting from the cities and to the world.
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2011

Y4UW Animators' school for the Middle East. 66 animators of the Y4UWU from all over the Middle East went over great difficulties to meet in Amman. One experiences the joy of being under one roof, with a great desire to build a united world.
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2012

10th Genfest (launch of the UWP)For the first time, the Genfest takes place outside of Italy: the city of Budapest, on the border between East and West, it becomes "the capital of culture of unity." The Sport Arena and the bridges over the Danube became the the main location where 12,000 young people participated in meetings, exhibitions and performances on the theme "Let's Bridge". On this occasion is launched a new major project, the "United World Project".
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2013

"Be the Bridge"An integral part of the UWP is a journey in various stages that will lead to the Y4UW to cross all the continents to build bridges with the entire world. After Europe, with Budapest, the next stop was in the Middle East, in Jerusalem, with "Be the Bridge".
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