The World of Art at the UN in Vienna

    Swords into Plougshares

    Sculpture "Swords into Ploughshares"

    This sculpture, made out of non-nuclear material from a dismantled nuclear device, symbolizes the commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. It was donated to the International Atomic Energy Agency by the Republic of South Africa in 1994.

    "And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Quotation from Isaiah 2:4)

    Although this is the smallest sculpture at the UN Vienna, it is by no means the least important.

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