We Want

We Want

The Future
We Want



Switzerland, Geneva

The Future We Want

The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world.

In the face of all the challenges that erupted, it is essential that we come together and discuss our priorities and how we can build the future that we want for all of us.

In order to do so, earlier this year the Perception Change Project of the Office of the Director-General of UN Geneva ran an online art contest titled “The Future We Want”.

The contest aimed to foster a conversation about what kind of future we want for our world and how we can empower youth to work towards it.

Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva were invited to submit an artwork by an artist from their country. 44 artworks were submitted in total, representing all 5 continents.

The public were then invited to vote for their preferred artworks via a dedicated website; close to 17,000 votes were cast from around the globe.

The 10 artworks that received the most votes were reviewed by an international jury of nine art-knowledgeable children, formed with the support of UNIS and WFP.



  • Arab republic of Egypt

  • Armenia

  • Belarus

  • China

  • Cabo Verde

  • Israel

  • Honduras

  • Syria

  • Liechtenstein

  • Portugal

  • United Kingdom

  • Estonia