Presidente Lula cita " Guerra" e "Paz" em discurso na ONU
War and Peace, by Portinari - President Lula opening speech at the UN General-Assembly in 2007
In 1957 Brazil gave to the United Nations the two monumental (14 meters high each) paintings "War" and "Peace", by the famous Brazilian artist Candido Portinari (1903-1962). Since then, they stand at the entrance of the main Hall at the General-Assembly building, in New York.
The late UN Secretary-General and Peace Nobel Prize Dag Hammarskjold inaugurated "War" and "Peace" with the words:
the greatest monumental work ever given to the United Nations
In September 2007, the General-Assembly opening speech by President Lula celebrated their 50th-Anniversary, and this video shows Brazil's President eloquent testimony on Portinari's "War" and "Peace".