Children draw peace to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations

Oct 26, 2015

Uliana7 year old Uliana

Fifty children aged between 5 and 7 of the school “Ma Campagne” in Brussels have participated in celebrating the UN 70th anniversary by making drawings on peace.

Their drawings have been displayed in Grand Place, a landmark site of Brussels which attracts many tourists every day, where UNDP and other 25 UN Agencies organized on October 25 a series of awareness and interactive activities to mark the UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the Organization.

Matteo7 year old Matteo

Visitors of the UNDP stand which showcased its work in the area of democratic governance, in particular electoral assistance and parliamentary development, had the chance to vote for the best drawing on peace and to learn more about the equipment that UNDP is providing to countries for their electoral processes such as ballot boxes, voting booths, ballot paper, digital cameras and biometric kits.

Based the on the votes of the public, the winners of the competition for the best drawing on peace are:

•    5 years-old category: Julia
•    7 years-old category: Matteo and Uliana

Julia5 year old Julia

UNDP and EU have a strong partnership on electoral assistance having supported elections in over fifty countries by strengthening national capacities to carry out credible elections, and promoting women’s participation as both voters and candidates.  

The focus of the 2015 edition of UN Day was “70 years for We the Peoples”, referring to the first three words of the UN Charter, which came into force on 24 October 1945. UN Day provided an opportunity to highlight the actions that each UN agency, and the international community as a whole, have undertaken in the past 70 years, and will be undertaking in the future. The public had the opportunity to discover the work of the United Nations across its four main pillars - peace and security, human rights, development and humanitarian action –as well as learn more about the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals and climate change.

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