Street art at UN to fight child slavery [fr]

From 16 to 27 January, the UN opens its doors to street artists to raise awareness on child slavery.

A world-first street art movement to fight child slavery

For the first time, the UN opens its door to street artists to raise awareness on child slavery.

From 16 to 27 January at the United Nations, discover powerful artworks from famous street artists that depict the tragic reality of child labour and child slavery.

15 artists from all over the world will present unique paintings, based on the true stories of child workers. They will invite us to see the terrible conditions that 168 million children face at work every day. But they will also give us a message of hope and encourage us to imagine what the lives of these children should have been.

At this age, they should be playing and not working.

At this age, they should be learning how to read and not working.

At this age, they should be discovering the world and not working.

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This powerful exhibit is brought to the UN by Street Art for Mankind, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Canada, France, the UK, the US and the International Labour Office.

Street Art for Mankind (http://streetartmankind.org) is a five year international street art movement on a mission to help stop child slavery. The UN #AtThisAge exhibition will mark the launch of this movement. In the next five years, Street Art for Mankind will travel the world, using art to make a stand for the rights of all children to a childhood and an education.

#AtThisAge is also global awareness campaign on social media, and we encourage you all to take part in the fight to end child slavery.

For more information:
- on Street Art for Mankind contact Thibault Decker tdecker@streetartmankind.org
- on the UN exhibition contact Pauline Dowdall Pauline.dowdall@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Dernière modification : 10/01/2017

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