UNESCO joins poster for tomorrow as a partner for the 2011 exhibitions dedicated to the "Right to Education".
Poster for tomorrow is delighted to announce the new partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This partnership represents a fitting climax the current edition of the contest, which is devoted to the “Right to Education”.
In the words of Irina Bokova, Director-General of Unesco:
“This contest has mobilized some 2700 participants throughout the world and among their contributions 100 posters have been selected which will make it to a catalog book e a globe-trotting exhibition.
This is a great opportunity to wear the colors of education as a fundamental human right in a way that will reach a new and different audience.
It is also a way to send a strong message of solidarity that emphasizes the importance of education. Education is an empowering tool that makes each and every child, boy or girl, man or woman stronger and in so doing enables them to lead an authentic and dignified life and to participate fully in the world around them.
I congratulate poster for tomorrow and each participant for this wonderful initiative.”
The exhibitions will open all around the world on the same day, to celebrate the International Day of Human Rights, with UNESCO as a global partner.
Exhibitions in Bolivia, Botswana, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, Ghana, Germany, Guinea, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Marocco, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Venezuela, Ukraine and USA are already confirmed.
The Poster for tomorrow 2011 “The right to education” catalog book
The book comes in three languages: English, French and Spanish, with a preface by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. It features the 100 posters selected for the global exhibitions, plus chapters on the Pan African Workshops that poster of tomorrow has been promoting and organizing in 2011 as well as news about our future project “Draw me Democracy” funded by UNDEF (the United Nations Democracy Fund) that will kick off next year.
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’s mission and activities.