Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


We, at UNIMA, are repulsed by the violent actions that took place this week in Paris, following a trend that has become increasingly dangerous in the last years and months, victimizing innocent people among the civilian population in many areas of the world.
UNIMA rejects all forms of violence and terrorism. We believe – and are engaged – in safeguarding and promoting the noblest values that guide mankind, regarless of origin, political or religious convictions and differences in culture: those are the basic rights of every person as defined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Our hearts and minds go out to all those who have lost their near ones in this senseless escalation of confrontations, and sincerely hope that one day, hopefully soon, there will be a better understanding, more dialogue and respect among all peoples of this Earth, that we all share together and for which we are all responsible.
President UNIMA
Dadi D. Pudumjee