On Tuesday, the President of the UN General Assembly attended the congratulatory ceremony for the three winners and nine honorably mentions of the UN Poster for Peace contest. It took place in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the first UN General Assembly resolution, which established the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction. The contest aims to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament and to inspire citizens across the globe to add their voices, and use their artistic talents, to promote a world free of nuclear weapons.
First place goes to Mr. Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani from Peru who received $3,000 for “Spinning Peace”. The $2,000 second place winner is Ms. Michelle Li from the United States for “Peace in Our Hands”. Third place, with an award of $1,000 recognises Ms. Anjali Chandrashekar for “Cutting Barriers through Peace.” From the United States, Ms. Chandrashekar also received an honorable mention for another poster entry entitled, “Break Free”.
At the congratulatory ceremony the UN General Assembly President also opened the exhibition of posters in the disarmament section of the UN tour together with the UN Secretary General, the High representative for Disarmament Kim Won-soo and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas.
Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani
Michelle Minzhi Li
San Ramon, CA, United States
New York, NY, United States