From Meaningful World Newsletter – Spring 2008


Social Perspective on Development Branch
Division of Social Policy & Develpment
Department of Economic & Social Affairs

The Exhibit ceremony for the winners of the International Art
Competition, UN headquarters, New York from left Mariam
Marukian (Armenia), Grace Tsang (China), Rufaro Duri
(Zimbabwe) and Elisabeth Chun Ning Au (China).

Mr. Robert Gray, Chief of the UN Postal Administration, with the
winners | Credit: Nicholas Previn/iSeek

Winners of the International Children’s Art Competition to design
a UN stamp on the theme "We can end poverty" were honoured on
Wednesday as part of the UNHQ events marking the 20th anniversary of
the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

In attendence were young artists from Armenia, China, Indonesia
and Zimbabwe who designed five of the six winning entries.

Mr. Robert Gray, Chief of the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) and
one of the competition judges, met with the children and said that
selecting the winners was "certainly a challenge" and that all the
submissions "truly demonstrate the artistic talents of our youth and
their motivation to end poverty." Full Text of his statement.

Winner from Zimbabwe being interviewed by UN Radio | Credit:
Nicholas Previn/iSeek
Besides being evaluated for their creativity, winners were chosen
for their potential to be printed in a miniature format, meeting the
high quality reproduction required for postage stamps.

All winners were interviewed by the United Nations radio.

The competition was organized by DESA in cooperation with DPI and UNPA.