In honor of its 75th anniversary, the United Nations teams up with Street Art for Mankind to create a series of murals around the world highlighting the UN75 global conversation, the global challenges that we are all facing, and the SDGs.
In 2020, the UN surveyed 1.5 million people on what issues mattered most to them in the future; these huge murals made by prominent artists reflect on people top priorities.
The first mural on “Zero Hunger” (SDG2) in NYC was made by Street Artist Emmanuel Jarus. It reflects on a world where everyone has access to the food they need and the vision of zero hunger by 2030 (SDG 2) and was inaugurated during the United Nations General Assembly in 2020.
The second mural on ecosystem restoration and climate change reversal (SDG’s 13 & 15) by Artist Lula Goce, captures people number one long-term priority: the need to protect our environment. It will be up soon in Brussels!
During this pandemic, SAM’s free App “Behind the Wall®” enables the public to scan the mural – or a picture of it – to hear the stories and engage with the art even from home.
To hear the artist speak about his creative process or simply read the story behind each mural above.
The app also helps you locate the murals closest to you and make creative selfies to share with us and the artist.
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