Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize and former Secretary General of the UN, and Plantu, French editorial cartoonist at "Le Monde" newspaper, gathered together twelve of the greatest international cartoonists at the United Nation Headquarters in New York on October 16, 2006, at a symposium entitled "Unlearning intolerance".
A movement was born. Cartooning for Peace aims to promote a better understanding and mutual respect between people of different cultures and beliefs using editorail cartoons as a universal language.
There are now over 110 cartoonists from countries all across the planet who have joined Cartooning for Peace.
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