United Nations: Art for Peace Project

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Harmony for Peace Foundation co-sponsor the Art for Peace project. Meant to be a tool to help today’s youth understand the importance of peace, rather than war, children aged 5 to 17 years old are allowed to enter original artworks sharing their vision of the future – using any art medium they prefer. The theme for this year was “to show a world free of nuclear weapons, a world without bombs, without wars and without fear.”

The first place winner for this year in the 13-17 age group was Haruka Shoji, aged 17, from the United States.

Another of the top 12 winners from this year was Michelle Minzhi Li, also from the United States. She won second place in the ages 9 to 12 years old bracket.

I encourage you to check out all of the top 12 winning pieces of art – and the more than 6,600 pieces of artwork by youth from 92 countries – at the official United Nations Art for Peace website: http://www.unartforpeace.org/