"We the Peoples, We the Arts"
“We the Peoples, We the Arts” has been an initiative to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals through visual arts. To mark the 50th year of it cooperation
with Pakistan, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) joined forces with United Nations Information Centre to empower young
artists to showcase a positive face of Pakistan while raising the profile of contemporary art from the country.
Young artists studying at the National College of Arts Rawalpindi, Department of Art and Design at the University of Peshawar, National College of Arts Lahore, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and the Department of Visual Studies at the University
of Karachi participated in the competition to highlight
the SDG on “zero hunger” in categories of sculpture,
painting and miniature painting.
A jury comprising Swiss and international art experts,
the Embassy of Switzerland and the United Nations
selected a winner for each category. All entries were
judged using the same criteria: creativity, composition,
theme and technique. A high quality catalogue,
showcasing the qualifying art pieces, was produced.
The SDGs were set by the UN member countries to
end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity
for all over the next 15 years.
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