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Courage and peace – UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2024

25-26 May, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland

Courage and peace – UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2024

Join us at the World Village Festival in Suvilahti, Helsinki, from 25–26 May 2024, at the UN tent T608! This year’s festival theme is courage and we host an art workshop where you can show your support for peace.

The art workshop features an installation created to celebrate brave acts of peace. The art workshop is open to everyone and continues throughout the festival. The workshop is led by artists Kristiina Tuura and Kateryna Harahulia. Share your story and inspire others!

You can also create your own unique peace badge and discover the art works of Kateryna Harahulia at the tent.

You can find us at the tent T608, in the middle of the tent area. UNU-WIDER is hosting the tent with seven other UN organizations located in Finland: UN Association Finland, UNICEF, International Organization for Migration IOM, UN Global Compact, UN Women, Peace Union of Finland, and UN Youth of Finland.

The partner for the art workshop is Globe Art Point (G.A.P), an umbrella organization that promotes the cultural equality, diversity, accessibility and belonging of international professional artists living and working in Finland.

Be courageous for peace!

About the festival

World Village Festival is Finland’s leading event for global action for the whole family, an admission free cultural festival, a food carnival and a trade fair for sustainable development. World Village discusses global challenges and solutions, increases people’s understanding and provides concrete ways to take action to create change.

World Village Festival has been organized since 1995 and it gathers around 50,000 people every year. The main organizer is Finnish Development NGOs Fingo, which is an umbrella organization for approximately 270 development organizations. Fingo is funded through the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ development cooperation appropriations.

Main partners of the festival are Finn Church Aid, the European Commission Representation in Finland, the European Parliament Liaison Office in Finland, Radio Helsinki and Maailman Kuvalehti magazine.