United Nations has declared 22 September as The International Day of Peace in 1981 and since then it has been celebrated all over the world to strengthen the ideals of peace. As part of the celebrations marking the day, POST Research Institute launched an international exhibition called `World Painted with Peace` where 18 paintings by 6 to 13 year-old children from 11 countries were exhibited at Home for Cooperation Café at Ledra Palace Buffer Zone.
These paintings have been travelling all over the world in five continents since 2001 and the last event was organised by POST RI in Cyprus on the Peace Day. The exhibition is currently being displayed at Home for Cooperation Café and will be moved to POST RI’s headquarter on 5th of October.
Children coming to the event were invited to paint peace from their own perspective and share their creative work which would then be exhibited in other countries. This activity will be organized one more time at POST RI premises and the paintings will continue travel the world. The next stop of the paintings will be India in Novermber and Chile in December.
With this painting event, Cyprus has become the part of the international exhibition called “World Painted With Peace”.
Some of the photos from the day: