Directors of Hitachi and Komori: new members of our jury panel
We are delighted to announce two new jury members for our Japan & the Netherlands photo competition. These are (in alphabetical order):
- Mr Akihiro Komori, Director of Komori International Europe BV
- Mr Makoto Yamazawa, Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV
Thank you both in advance!
Write & Unite 2016! Deadline 1 September 2016
This year’s competition invites aspiring and published authors who are legal residents within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (including the Caribbean territories), to submit stories for children aged 1-3 years and / or 4-6 years. The story should show, in a fun, playful or inspiring way, that we are all equal and share the same intrinsic human values – regardless of the colour of our skin!
The theme is “Colourful Equality: Dignity and equality for people of all races”. For more information, please go to the webpage.
Our Write & Unite 2016 celebrates the International Decade for People of African Descent
Around 200 million people, living in the Americas, identify themselves as being of African descent. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. The promotion and protection of human rights of people of African descent has been a primary concern for the United Nations. For this reason, the General Assembly of the United Nations, declared that the Decade for People of African Descent (resolution 68/237) be observed from 2015 to 2024. This decade provides a solid framework for the United Nations, member states, civil society and all other relevant factors to join together with people of African descent and take effective measures for the implementation of the programme of activities in the spirit of recognition, justice and development.
The theme of Write & Unite 2016, was conceived with the Decade for People of African Descent in mind. We invite legal residents of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (including the Caribbean areas) to submit a story that shows, in a fun, playful or inspiring way that everyone; black, white, yellow, ginger or brown is equal and has the same intrinsic human value.
More information can be found here..
Smile; it's that easy to change the world!
On the 23 June 2016, on the celebration of our fifth-anniversary we presented our campaign "Smile; it's that easy to change the world!".
This film invites you to smile to one another! Share our film and / or find out how you can become involved in our work in a variety of ways!