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Second Unveiling of the Portinari Murals

To celebrate the return of the Portinari Murals War and Peace to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Brazil, in collaboration with the Projeto Portinari  and the Department of Public Information, organized a special event in the General Assembly Hall on Tuesday, 8 September 2015.

In his welcome remarks, The Secretary-General said, War and Peace are more than magnificent works of art – they are Portinari's call to action. Thanks to him, all leaders who enter the United Nations see the terrible toll of war – and the universal dream for peace.

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Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. Remarks by the  President of the National Foundation of Art of Brazil Francisco Bosco. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. Remarks by the artistic director of the show Bia Lessa and director of Projeto Portinari  João Candido Portinari. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. Remarks by the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Antônio Patriota. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. Remarks by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. Remarks by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ceremony-show for the Second Unveiling of the panels War and Peace by Candido Portinari. Remarks by the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Antônio Patriota. UN Photo/Evan Schneider