Welcome to the online art contest "The Future We Want" organized by the Perception Change Project of UN Geneva on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world. Covid-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Global dialogue – and action – is now more urgent than ever, to not let this pandemic lead to greater mistrust. 2020 must be a year of dialogue, when we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better future for all.

Art is often an enabling tool to foster a conversation about the kind of future we want and how we can empower youth in working towards it.

To this end, the Perception Change Project in the Office of the Director-General of UN Geneva organized this worldwide art contest opened to all Geneva-based UN Missions. Each work of art on this website was submitted by Geneva-based permanent missions. All five continents are represented.

The online contest was opened for votes from May 18 to June 18 and is now closed. The 10 artworks cumulating the highest rating scores are (in alphabetic order): “An Ideal World”, “Diversity Crowd”, “Freedom”, “Left behind”, “London-Moscow”, “Maria Bertha”, “The future that we dream -- a harmonious world of coexistence”, “Untitled Land”, “Wall” and “We Want A Safe, Sound, Beautiful and Prosperous World For All of Us”.

An international jury of art-knowledgeable children will now pick the 3 final winners from these 10 artworks. The winners will be announced here at the end of July and will have a book about their work produced by the Perception Change Project with the help of the jury of children. A special prize will also be given by the Director-General of UN Geneva.