How to Build Sustainable Peace?

To prevent conflict we should look at its root causes. Some say water is the major source of conflict, with droughts as well as floods making large parts of the world uninhabitable. Others point to large scale migration or religious ideology as most likely sources of strife.

In this competition, we’re asking you to think of the root causes of conflict in your part of the world, and more importantly, to come up with solutions to prevent or peacefully resolve conflict. For example, how to mitigate climate change, strengthen peace keeping missions or to create justice for all.

Send us a drawing, picture or tweet with your solution. Professional cartoonists will choose the best, most inspiring ideas and turn them into editorial cartoons.

Submit your entry by email to or create an account and upload it directly by clicking the 'Pitch' button in our project newsroom.

Winning entries will be part of an exhibition that will travel around the world.

This international cartoon competition is organized in the framework of the Netherlands’ membership of the UN Security Council in 2018.

Instruction video explaining the competition.

Toolkit for participating schools and embassies:

Competition flyer A5 (PDF)

Competition flyer A4 (PDF)

Competition flyer A3 (PDF)

Instructions (PDF)