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07.06.2019 - Honorary and Goodwill Ambassadors

Hedva Ser at UNESCO Headquarters as Godmother of Art Camp Andorra for the opening of an exhibition

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The 4 June 2019, the opening of the exhibition Colors for the Planet – Art Camp Andorra 2018 took place in the presence of Hedva Ser, UNESCO Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy since 2012 and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.

Colors for the Planet – Art Camp Andorra is a meeting of international artistic painters coming from war countries which has taken place every two years in Ordino, Andorra, since 2008. It has been created on initiative of the National Commission for UNESCO and aims to promote, through art, the universal values of culture and peace of UNESCO. Then, those young artists meet in art residence in Andorra every two years to exchange their experiences and express their attachment to the values of peace and intercultural dialogue. Since 2008, the project has brought together almost 200 artists from every continent that have all together produced 600 original art works, including some that are part of the travelling exhibitions. This project supports their creative and artistic work and promotes UNESCO’s following objectives: the protection of environment, the quest for gender equality and the enhancement of the “Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”.

The exhibition, which took place from 4 to 7 June 2019 at UNESCO, presents precisely the art works produced by the artists participating in the 2018 edition of Art Camp. It particularly supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the United Nations. According to Hedva Ser, Godmother of the project since 2012 and UNESCO Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy, “Art Camp Andorra is a unique initiative, an authentic laboratory for peace and a bridge of hope for understanding and friendship between the peoples”.

The 2018 edition of Art Camp-Andorra was part of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Culture (2013-2022) declared by UNESCO to promote a culture of peace and intercultural dialogue. In face of the current surge of conflicts, acts of violence and intolerance in the world, this Decade is to be understood, for UNESCO, as a commitment for addressing this pressing need to take into account and clearly demonstrate new articulations between cultural diversity and universal values.




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