2013 Peace and Cooperation School Award
an article by Peace and Cooperation NGO
Peace and Cooperation and the World
Association of Early Childhood Educators (AMEI-
WAECE) invite students and teachers from around
the world to engage in Creativity for Peace. Our
School Award of 2013 Creativity for Peace would
preferably be of interest for your organization if
your objective is to promote culture for peace as
well as working for non-violence for the children
of the world.
Poster author Razma Bluzmane, 13 years old, Georgia, (c) Little ART
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Peace and Cooperation is a non-governmental
organization located in Madrid. The organization
was founded in 1982, and since then the
organization has had the goal to promote a
movement of non-violence and creativity, with the
aim to build a world of solidarity. The main
priority of the organization is thus to build a
peaceful planet. In order to achieve their goal,
the main focus for Peace and Cooperation is human
rights, solidarity actions, disarmament,
development and global peace education.
The Peace and Cooperation School Award is an
initiative to spread global awareness concerning
various issues and themes with the aim to unite
the world. The School Awards reaches out to youth
and schools across the world enabling them to
explore various issues and theme which inspires
youth to use their creativity as a method for
peace and cooperation.
Each year the organization presents various
themes, for example past themes have been Sport as
the Key to understanding in 2012, and Peace and
Reconciliation: A Celebration of Friendship in
2011. This year our campaign is Art as a Universal
Language: Creativity for Peace. Art as creativity
for peace inspires youth across the world to use
their creativity as cooperation. The School Award
of 2013 contest includes all different forms of
art to bring out the peacemaking artist in
everyone. Uniting the world through creativity is
a step towards universal peace where art is a way
to spread knowledge, understanding and
Click here for more information, including
rules for the contest.
Question(s) related to this article:
Do the arts create a basis for a culture of peace?, What is, or should be, their role in our movement?
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Latest reader comment:
Yes, the arts do create a basis for a culture of peace.
The question I would raise is where are the visual artists who have produced a Guernica like painting of Felluja? Paintings last longer than photographs which are too often fleeting.
Do the poets against the war meet annually?
I caught a bit of an interesting tv show which featured world class artists such as Wole Soyinka speaking in Israel/Palestine about ways to further the peace movement there. Did anyone else see the entire show?
I hope a local Peace Day could emulate the UN opening ceremony .