Cartooning For Peace

Jean "Plantu" Plantureux

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2014
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 19/09/2014

Plantu presents the work of Cartooning for Peace, a movement he initiated with former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2006. This initiative seeks to promote freedom of expression for cartoonists around the world.

Tags: Cartoons,  Communication,  Culture,  Diversity,  Peace

Jean "Plantu" Plantureux


Plantu moved to Brussels to attend drawing lessons at Ecole Saint-Luc founded by Hergé. In 1972 he joined the newspaper Le Monde with a first cartoon on the Vietnam War. He won the “Rare Document Award” at the Angers Festival du Scoop for managing to the signatures of Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres on the same drawing. In 2006 Plantu turned the wish he shared with Kofi Annan into reality – a large number of cartoonists were brought together and the initiative Cartooning for Peace finally saw the light of day. To date, 130 cartoonists from all over the world have joined the initiative.