Palestinian Embroidery: Threads of Continuity, Identity and Empowerment
On display 25 November – 28 December 2016

Colourful and elaborate embroidery is both the expression of Palestinian culture and a source of livelihood for Palestinian women. The exhibition showcases traditional embroidered items (dresses, wall hangings, and pillows) from the 19th through the 21st centuries along with modern dresses by contemporary Palestinian fashion designers.

The exhibition marks the 2016 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It is organized by the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations.

70 Years in the Service of Peace and Justice
On display 14 October – 28 December 2016

This exhibit recounts the history of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and makes reference to its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice. Photos and text demonstrate how the ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, works for the peace and order of the international community.

The exhibition is organized by the International Court of Justice.

Millennium Villages Project (MVP) – A photographic essay on sustainable development
On display 6 December – 27 December 2016

This photo exhibition focuses on four projects implemented by the Millennium Villages in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and Senegal. Led by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project contributed to eliminating extreme poverty in ten- African countries over ten years (2005-2015) thanks to its integrated approach to rural development. By showing that lives can be improved through small investments in agriculture, health, education, infrastructure, and business development, MVP provides a blueprint for future sustainable development projects.

The exhibition is organized by the Earth Institute at Columbia University and VII Agency. It is endorsed by the Office of the Secretary-General.

UN Headquarters: A Workshop for Peace

The exhibition features archival images of the planning and building of UNHQ between 1949 and 1952 and photos of the recently renovated compound.

The exhibition is organized by the UN Department of Public Information with the generous support of the Mission of Italy to the United Nations.


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