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  • Goodwill Ambassadors join in the celebrations of UNESCO’s 60th Anniversary

    16-11-2005 10:00 pm On 16 November 2005, UNESCO celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special ceremony at its Headquarters in Paris. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, Ms Claudia Cardinale, Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven, Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis, Mr Madanjeet Singh and UNESCO Artist for Peace Ms Marisa Berenson paid tribute to UNESCO by participating in the ceremony.60th.jpg

    The President of Ukraine HE Mr Victor Yushchenko, French Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Philippe Douste-Blazy, Mr Pape Diop, President of the National Assembly of Senegal, French anthropologist Mr Claude Levi-Strauss, the current Director-General, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, as well as the former UNESCO Director-Generals Mr Federico Mayor and Mr Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow participated in the ceremony, along with the President of UNESCO’s General Conference, HE Mr Musa Bin Jaafar Bin Hassan, and the Chairman of the Executive Board, Mr Zhang Xinsheng.

    Ms Berenson was also the master of ceremony of the concert “Mozart, but not only…”, which took place in the evening and which presented a unique musical interaction between traditional, classical and contemporary music. The performances included UNESCO Artists for Peace Boris Trajanov, baritone, Ino Mirkovic, violin, and Sergueï Markarov, piano. Painter and UNESCO Artist for Peace Titiouan Lamazou designed the artworks of the poster for the 60 years of UNESCO’s history.

    Photo: © www.mehriban-aliyeva.org

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