The French painter and sculptor Alain Husson-Dumoutier was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in November 1999, in light of his commitment to the UNESCO Programme for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence. In 1996, Alain Husson-Dumoutier collaborated with UNESCO to sculpt the trophy for the Madanjeet Singh Prize for Tolerance and Nonviolence. Established in 1995, the prize bears the name of its benefactor Madanjeet Singh, a former UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
In his capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Alain Husson-Dumoutier inaugurated after 7 years of investigations and pictorial work an exhibition entitled "Les Rescapés de la Shoah, Courage, Volonté, Vie" at UNESCO Headquarters in January 2014. The exhibition, representing 37 figurative, symbolic or illustrative portraits of the last Holocaust survivors, took place at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva in September 2016.