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October 24, 2018
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UN Day & Non-violence Stamps

Today we celebrate the United Nations Day and we are proud to announce UN's Postal Administration's issue of three definitive stamps featuring images of The Knotted Gun "Non-Violence”.

The well-known sculpture for peace and non-violence, was created in 1980 by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd as a tribute to John Lennon. Knotted Gun sculptures are placed in more than 30 strategic locations worldwide, including the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne and the Chaoyang Park in Beijing and the latest is placed in central Beirut.

The € 0.90 and € 2.30 definitive stamps are painted gun sculptures by Global Non-Violence Ambassadors Sir Ringo Starr who named his sculpture "Imagine" and Johan Ernst Nilsson's "One World" sculpture decorated with all UN flags. The artwork for the US$ 0.01 definitive stamp is an engraving by Martin Mörck (Norway).

Find out more and order the stamps.

To order a version of Ringo Starr's "Imagine" and of Johan Ernst Nilsson's "One World" sculptures in numbered editions, visit Non-Violence Art Project . The United Nations press release

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The Non-Violence Project

The Non-Violence Project is a non-profit organization created in 1993 with the goal of preventing and reducing violence. The organization is headquartered in Switzerland and is active in many countries around the world. Its symbol, the Knotted Gun, is an international symbol of peace. 
To know more about the Foundation’s history click here

Our mission

Our mission is to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and ENGAGE people to solve conflicts without resorting to any form of violence. Through education and awareness, we measure the impact of our programs and we have a specific focus on youth as we believe in the power of young people as changemakers. 
To know more about the Foundation’s mission click here

How you can support

There are many ways to support our work ! We rely on the generosity of our donors but we also welcome projects’ sponsoring, fundraising events, partnerships of all kinds and much more. 
To find how you or your organization can support the Foundation’s activities around the world, please click here


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