UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Organisation


International Year of the Child
In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Twenty years later, this Magna Carta for children’s rights was still in abeyance, if not entirely violated. In order to remind the world at large and rally public opinion, 1979 was proclaimed International Year of the Child. UNESCO issued a poster, The Boy with the Dove, the work of the Cuban painter René Portocarrero. This gouache joins the posters of Sonia Delaunay and Joan Miró in the series Artists in Support of UNESCO’s Activities.

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