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Les Mains de la Paix
Date: 28 October -
8 November 2019
Organization: UNOG
Location: Passerelle
Category: Exhibition
patron: UNESCO



This exhibition takes place at the Palais des Nations, Passerelle between A and E buildings, 3rd fl; entry: Pregny Gate - access: door 40.
Opening on 5 November at 12:30.

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register here.



About the event

On the occasion of the Peace Week, this photo exhibition presents a series of portraits of famous or anonymous personalities, who work daily for peace. The diversity of their range of action illustrates the vastness of the territories yet to conquer to establish UNESCO’s mission: “Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”

The paths of peace are numerous, and each person portrayed in this exhibition follows these roads so that light always prevails over darkness. Fighting poverty, conflict prevention, sustainable development, equal opportunities, advocating for women’s rights, education and childhood protection, represent some of the struggles towards a new humanism.

The ardor and zeal of these every-day-heroes embody the spirit of UNESCO’s actions for peace and education. That is why UNESCO has naturally joined the artistic process of photographer Séverine Desmarest, since the beginning of this project in 2004. Today, she presents us with a photographic tribute of those who strive to offer hope for a better future to the most defenseless. The exhibition is an invitation for young generations to commit themselves to human dignity and to act for change in favor of peace.

The exhibition will be opened in the presence of the German Ambassador and the Special Rapporteur Leo Heller.

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