A post shared by Artists Without Borders (@artistswithoutborders) on Oct 27, 2018 12:29:06Artists Without Border, a global network of artists who work together to advocate for and support artists worldwide, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the UN in 1945.
The event is being held in New York on October 27, 2019.
“The UN has always stood for solidarity and peace,” said Joao de Jesus, co-founder of the group.
“Its roots are in peace and humanity.
We have always felt the need to speak up for our rights, for our needs, and for the future of the world.
We cannot be silent.
We are not going to give up.
We will not give up.”
De Jesus added: “Unity in art is the foundation of our organisation.
We believe that artists can do everything from creating art to creating a global movement to promote peace and unity.”
Artists have made it clear that they will continue to be in solidarity with artists worldwide.
“It is the first time we have ever seen this level of unity, which is very positive and important,” said Josef Moll, cofounder of Artists without Borders.
“It is a new level.
And we have a lot of work to do.
We still have a long way to go, but we feel the time has come.”
Moll said he was proud to be the first artist to be recognised with the UN Human Rights Committee, an international body that works to promote and support the rights of people around the world who are under threat of torture, persecution, racism, discrimination, and other forms of oppression.
He said: “There is still a long road to go and there is a lot to do, but now is a good time to take the first steps in this important global journey.
We must not let the past divide us.”