Director United Nations Information Center Islamabad Vittorio Cammarota has said that art can play a vital role in the global peace.

He was speaking during a discussion programme of Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel on Friday in connection with the arts competition held under the auspices of United Nations Information Centre and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Controller NCAC Javed Khan Jadoon was moderator of the programme.

Vittorio Cammarota said that about fifty percent population of Pakistan is under twenty-five years of age. He said by using art as a mean of communication we are empowering the youth.

He said that art can also be used for promotion of peace on the borders. He proposed that bringing young artists from Pakistan and India on the Wagha Border will help in installation of peace at the border.

Vittorio Cammarota said that the objective of the competition was to promote the Sustainable Development Goals through visual arts under the theme "Zero Hunger". The competition was started in May this year.

Vittorio Cammarota said that such competitions will go on and next edition will be launched soon on water issue.  

Executive Director, Arts Space Sydney Alexie Glass-Kantor said that twenty-three artists from five institutions including University of Peshawar, National College of Arts Rawalpindi and Lahore, Karachi University and Indus valley participated in the competition.

Senior Artist Priyanka Mathew said that Pakistani artists are very talented and have great potential to excel. He said the artists will be provided opportunities to a higher level in future.

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