Geneva, 5 December 2017 – In celebration of the Human Rights Day, the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and the ONUART foundation in partnership with the United Nations in Geneva are co-organizing the Human Rights Concert. It will take place on the 9th of December in the Chamber of Human Rights and Alliance of Civilization at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The musical program focuses on German great classical composers (Handel, Beethoven and Strauss). It will be interpreted by the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, the renowned Soprano Ms. Erin Wall, Mezzosoprano Ms. Huiling Zhu and led by the famous conductor Josep Pons. Prominent personalities from the political, financial, artistic and cultural spheres will be in attendance.
This concert will celebrate the promotion of peace, the defense of Human Rights around the world, and will pay tribute to all the victims of the recent terrorist attacks that took place around the world. As a universal language, art is indisputably an instrument of fostering dialogue, tolerance and peace among the different cultures, civilizations and religions.
The musical event will be followed by a Gala dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is proud of its collaboration with Fundacion Onuart in this initiative emanating from its belief that all forms of human expressions can transcend cultural barriers, “ this concert is a testimony to the power of music to break down cultural barriers and build bridges of understanding among diverse cultures” says Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
Guided by the principles of the UN Charter , The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) established in 2005 as the political initiative of the UN Secretary- General, works towards promoting peaceful and more inclusive societies. UNAOC seeks to address the root causes and drivers of violent extremism . Since its inception, UNAOC has become one of the UN global platforms for intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation.
The Fundación Onuart attaches a special value to the role of Art and the International Organizations, “We promote cultural projects at International Institutions in Geneva as a way to promote peace and a better understanding among civilizations, thus, giving birth to new initiatives with positive impact on the countries”, says Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos, President of Fundacion Onuart.
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