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A presentation of the Monaco Better World Forum (MBWF) took place during the 58th Edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, gathering together MBWF’s main partners and sponsors: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences – SAA Executive Committee, Soldiers of Peace International Association (SPIA), Casino 3.14 Cannes, Emperius, Renov’Smile, Vivanova, Wheeling around the World, Open Culture Foundation, Monaco Life, Hello Monaco, as well as journalists from a number of countries and personalities who support the MBWF.
Manuel Collas de La Roche, President of the MBWF, presented the program and the trailer for the third edition. He also unveiled some of the speakers and personalities who will be in Monaco on September 21 and 22, notably, Mr Lawrence David Foldes, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and a member of the Executive Committee of the “Student Academy Award”, who will be presenting two masterclasses related to Hollywood directing and acting.
On this occasion, Soldiers of Peace International Association (SPIA) will elevate the following personalities to the rank of Commander of the Commemorative Peace: Mr Bertrand Picard, Dr Denis Mukwege and Father Pedro Opeka. SPIA. will give an International Gold Medal for Sports for Peace to the following personalities: Mr Mickael Borot and Mr Ryadh Sallem.
During the presentation, the new MBWF trophies for 2018, made from Humanium Metal, created in partnership with IM, Swedish Development Partner, were unveiled.
The alliance between MBWF and Humanium Metal marks the first awards in the history of the Seventh Art, created with a metal fighting the spread of firearms around the world.
Manuel Collas de la Roche took the opportunity to announce several personalities who have already egreed to serve on the MBWF Jury: Mira Sorvino (American actress), Lawrence David Foldes, Gary Goldstein (American film producer), Abel Jafri (French Actor) and Gosha Kutsenko (Russian Actor).
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.
Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Prince's Palace Library, and Colonel Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force, have been distinguished by the French High Authorities.