Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Dear Members and Friends of UNIMA,

Our profound sympathies go out to all those impacted by current global conflicts, violence and grief, and we express our unwavering support for all artists and individuals enduring suffering.

Our earlier statement was written to affirm our commitment to supporting all puppeteers and to the promotion of peace, culture and understanding. We apologise for any hurt or misunderstanding caused by our words.

Art is a way of expressing our humanity and of bringing people together, to share our common goals, concerns, sorrows, hopes and visions.

We recognise that words alone are insufficient and that many in our community have endured great pain and loss and we remain committed to working towards a world of empathy and cooperation.

As an NGO and union of puppetry artists and supporters, we continue to seek ways in which we can do this. We welcome your ideas for how we can promote peace in the minds of people through the art of puppetry.

Please email info@unima.org if you would like to propose any ideas on this theme.