The Committee for a Civilization of Love is a Voluntary Association established in 1999 on the Law 261/91 and is registered with the General Registry of Volunteers in the Lazio Region (CF 90047980587).
Pursuing the objective is the promotion of peace on earth and development in poor countries, particularly the conversion of nuclear weapons projects in the South, as stated in Article .2 Statute of the Association, with the amended ' Extraordinary Assembly in 2003.
Honorary Chairman and Ms. Maria Romana De Gasperi and the National Secretary / Legal Representative of the nuclear engineer Giuseppe Rotunno. Association joined the influential personalities from the world scientific and cultural fields as the Rector of the University of Perugia, Prof. Francesco Bistoni; Prof. Renato A. Ricci, President Emeritus of Italian and European physicists, Father Vincenzo Coli, former Keeper of the Sacred Convent of San Francesco in Assisi, and other dignitaries such as Ambassador Giuseppe Balboni Acqua lawyer Mario Lana forming part of the board of directors. As long lifetime, have been a big promoter of the Association which even the lawyer and his daughter Tina Lagostena Bassi.
The promotion of the initiative since its start in 1989 initiated by the engineer. Rotunno with prof. Edoardo Amaldi of the Roman School of Physics and collaborator of Enrico Fermi in 1934, have been joined by Professor Elio Sgreccia President STES (Science and Technology for Development Ethics), Prof. Mario Silvestri of Milan Polytechnic and Ambassador Vincent Tornetta, who started the necessary international diplomatic contacts.
With these assumptions was presented in Rome in June 1992 the first Study of techno-economic feasibility of the conversion of nuclear weapons and the resultant economic dividends that they can allocate in the poor countries of the world. The study and analysis of Italian experts, has subsequently been corroborated by international agreements concluded between the U.S. and Russia in 1993 with twenty-year plan "Megatons to Megawatts" establishing the conversion of the first 20,000 nuclear warheads into energy for peace.
After this providential first international success of the Italian program, the Committee has launched a civilization of Assisi, the new challenges and is committed to the peace dividend can be used for the development of poor countries, in full cooperation with those who wish to offer qualified because of his contribution to nuclear peace and development in the world.
To clarify the contribution to development projects in the South, the program was reintroduced in 1994 at the international conference of FAO and revived in 1998 at Assisi, then again to Rome to the Nobel Prize for Peace in Jubilee 2000. Later, with the support of the Holy Father and the Patronage of the Italian government in October 2002 in the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, took place on World Peace Summit for "Economy, Ecology, Peace" from which emerged the final " conversion program of weapons development projects in the South - Megatons to Development".
With the growing involvement of major energy companies, institutions and Italian and international universities, May 22, 2008, at the ENEL Auditorium, with the International Symposium "Nuclear Conversion: Energy for Peace and Sustainable Development in the World" will be presented with the 'last update of the Program, subsequently presented to the Senate of the Italian Republic on 11 November 2008.
In July 2009, the G8 made in L'Aquila, and was held in a container with the Franciscan Friars of the City of Abruzzo recently hit by strong quake, a new conference: "Peace and nuclear revival of development" and was aware the Italian Presidency has successfully launched the political representatives of the largest world powers gathered at the summit a message that repeats 3 core of the program:
a) a new agreement on disarmament of nuclear powers in compliance with the NPT;
b) an international agreement for the utilization of new economic dividends to aid in developing countries against hunger in the world;
c) use of nuclear energy for world peace and without emission of CO2.
In a climate of increasing interest and attention of the Italian government and international institutions, the Committee continues to work for the promotion of the "Megatons to Development" and through a direct social and public awareness, both with a continuous and constant dialogue with the institutions Italian energy company and the world and internationally, in particular with the Italian visit of the Director General, M. ElBaradei planned for November 17, 2009 in Perugia and Assisi.