Children asked to draw future without nuclear weapons

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Michael Douglas

Children around the world are being urged to give their artistic impressions of what a world without nuclear weapons would look like.

The appeal has been made in a video message by United Nations Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, the two time Academy Award winner.

Mr. Douglas, who has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 1998, is calling on young artists from the age of five to 17 to draw, paint or sketch their visions of a world without nuclear weapons, bombs or war.

"My name is Michael Douglas. As United Nations Messenger for Peace, I look forward to the day when all of us who inhabit this fragile planet are free from the threat of nuclear weapons. That's why I am calling on all young artists to use their creative talents to imagine what that world would be like, a world free of nuclear weapons."

Duration: 21"

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