Launched in 2006 at the UN Headquarters in New York by former UN Secretary Normal Kofi Annan and Plantu, “Cartooning for Peace” is a network of 130 cartoonists all-around the earth who use the electricity and language of photographs to advertise peace and flexibility of expression.
From 5–8 May possibly 2015, the EUNIC-arranged “Cartooning for Peace in Manila” task observed five European cartoonists undertake talks and debates with the community listed here: Plantu (France), Bob Katzenelson (Denmark), Thomas Plassmann and Miriam Wurster (Germany) and Philippe Baumann (Switzerland). They were being joined by six of their Philippine counterparts, particularly Steven Pabalinas (The Manila Moments), Norman Isaac (Tempo), Rene Aranda (Philippine Star), Manix Abrera (Philippine Day-to-day Inquirer), Rob Cham and Roni Santiago (Manila Bulletin).
The four-day occasion in Manila begun with a evening meal with Secretary Teresita “Ging” Quintos-Deles (Presidential Advisor to the Peace Approach) who familiarized the cartoonists with the political circumstance and the peace process in the Philippines. The following day, the cartoonist labored collectively with leading newspaper firms these as Manila Bulletin, Manila Occasions, Philippine Day by day Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Tempo, which posted their cartoons in their respective editorial sections. A collection of conferences, learn lessons, interviews, and cartooning workshops in universities this sort of as the De La Salle College, University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas also took spot.
Challenge organizer EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Lifestyle) is composed of Alliance Française de Manille and Goethe-Institut Philippines, together with the Delegation of the European Union, and the Embassies of Denmark, France and Switzerland in the Philippines.
Previously mentioned text and images are courtesy of the Embassy of Switzerland, Manila
The Swiss Embassy in Manila hosts and sponsors distinct cultural functions all calendar year around. The Swiss Embassy’s Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission Raoul Imbach uses more than just the features of his place of work to create diplomatic ties all over the environment he also turns to the power of music to strengthen them. Interested as at any time in the musical scene in his region of submitting, Imbach has met a lot of Filipino artists in the earlier two yrs, and in simple fact has composed four Filipino tracks now. These are titled “Binibini,” “Hello, Eto Ako,” “Too Young” and “In a Existence Last Evening.”