UNOY Peacebuilders invited members to take part in A Picture for Peace, an international photography contest open to all in honour of International Day of Peace on September 21st. Participants were asked to submit a photograph to illustrate their answer to the question Why are youth important in peacebuilding? The contest seeks to promote the role of youth as peacebuilders, raise awareness about youth initiatives around the world and encourage young people to participate in peacebuilding activities. The use of a photograph as a medium facilitates the possibility of evoking a concrete and positive image of youth in peacebuilding.

The winning photograph and 10 runners-up were selected and developed into a traveling exhibition. With this exhibition the UNOY Peacebuilders and INMP (a cooperation between two Hague-based NGOs) aim to bring young peacebuilders and their Picture for Peace on a tour across museums for peace worldwide.

A Picture for Peace Video

unoy_logoThe vision of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders is that of youth committed to jointly building a world in which peace, justice, solidarity, human dignity and respect for nature prevail. UNOY’s mission is to link up young people’s initiatives for peace in a global network of young peacebuilders, to help empower their capacities and to help increase the effectiveness of their actions.

inmp_logo_2The International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) is a worldwide network of peace museums that share in the same desire to build a global culture of peace. The mission of the INMP is to contribute to world peace by means of promoting and enhancing the work of museums for peace.