UNFOLD ZERO congratulates the winners of the United Nations Poster for Peace contest, announced on 19 April;
- First place: Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani from Peru for Spinning Peace.
- Second-place: Michelle Li from the United States for Peace in Our Hands.
- Third place: Anjali Chandrashekar for Cutting Barriers through Peace.
- Honorable mentions: Nadia Anthouli from Greece for Who is the Bird Now?; Jorge Malo from Spain for The Red Beak; Kazem Bokaei from Iran for Change for Peace; Jixin Wang from China for War and Peace; Sylwia Kuran from the United Kingdom for Bomb of Peace; Lijang Sun from China for Love Peace No War; Kumi Nakazato from Japan fro Must Be Zero; and Roberto Losada Maestre from Spain fro Clear Nuclear Weapons from the World.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas will congratulate the 11 artists at a special event at the United Nations on 3 May.
The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs organized the contest to raise awareness for the need for nuclear disarmament and to inspire citizens across the globe to use their artistic talents to promote a world free of nuclear weapons. The contest attracted 4,149 entries from 123 countries and the specially designed website received 200,000 page views from more than 180 countries.
The contest was designed to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the first United Nations General Assembly resolution, adopted on 24 January 1946, which established the goal of eliminating atomic weapons and all other major weapons of mass destruction.
UNFOLD ZERO highlighted the 70th anniversary of the resolution by promoting civil society actions around the world, and by calling on governments to agree in the UN Open Ended Working Group to commence multilateral negotiations for the global prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons. See Time to Implement UN Resolution 1 (1).