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  • Miguel Angel Estrella
    Miguel Angel Estrella, one of Argentina’s most prestigious classical pianists, has led a lifelong campaign for the popularization of music among the poorest groups in society. Miguel Angel Estrella was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1989.

    He is the founder of Musique Espérance, a foundation that aims at improving access to music for all people, defending human dignity and inspiring communities.

    His determined engagement has benefited Chernobyl victims by raising funds for UNESCO’s Chernobyl recovery programme.

    The Orchestra for Peace, composed of young Arab and Israeli musicians, was created by Mr Estrella and has given concerts in France and Luxembourg to promote UNESCO’s ideals and objectives.

    In 2000 Miguel Angel Estrella received the Nansen Prize, the United Nations Prize for the Three Americas.

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    On the occasion of the 7th Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan visits the Organization’s Headquarters
    AM_GWA_2007_tn.jpgOn 3 April 2007, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of UNESCO, opened the 7th Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors at the Organization’s Headquarters. A unique highlight of this year’s meeting was the visit of Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan to UNESCO. More

    Concert of Miguel Angel Estrella at the Organization’s Headquarters
    Mr Miguel Angel Estrella, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, gave a piano concert on 20 December 2006 at the Organization’s Headquarters to commemorate the end of the year 2006, which marked the 60th anniversary of UNESCO. On this occasion and to celebrate Human Rights Day (10 December), His Excellency Mr Eric Calcagno, Ambassador of Argentina in France, Ms Alicia Bonet-Krueger, President of the “Collectif pour la mémoire”, and Mr Miguel Angel Estrella thanked various personalities for their solidarity with the Argentinean people during the military dictatorship. More

    Sixth Annual Meeting of UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors
    AM2006-tn70.jpgFrom 15 to 16 March 2006, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris was the venue for an impressive gathering of the Organization’s Goodwill Ambassadors. The 2006 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, convened by the Director-General, brought together a large number of these outstanding personalities, who come from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. More

    UNESCO Celebrity Advocates congratulate the Director-General on his re-election
    DG-investure-2-tn.jpgOn 21 October 2005, at the closing session of the 33rd UNESCO General Conference, UNESCO’s Celebrity Advocates gathered together to welcome the second term of mandate of Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, who has served as UNESCO Director- General since 1999. More

    Orchestra for Peace Tour in Jordan, encounters of Petra and the Dead Sea
    estrella-tn.jpgMessage by Miguel Angel Estrella about his journey in Jordan (only available in French). More

    Mr Miguel Angel Estrella and the The Orchestra for Peace gave a concert at UNESCO HQ
    orchestre-tumb2.jpgThe Orchestra for Peace, founded by the Argentinian pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Miguel Angel Estrella, gave a concert on the occasion of 30th anniversary of ACAT (Action des Chrétiens pour l’abolition de la torture), which took place on 4 December 2004 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. It was the Argentinian pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Miguel Angel Estrella who had the innovative idea of creating an Orchestra for Peace bringing together Arab and Israeli musicians. More

    Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors at UNESCO Headquarters, 26-27 February 2004
    tumb-group-small.jpgUNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura received the Goodwill Ambassadors at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 and 27 February 2004 for their the annual meeting.
  • Photo Gallery: 2004 Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors More

  • Migel Angel Estrella brings Arab and Israeli Musician Together to Appeal for Peace in the Middle East
    On 11 September 2002, the Orchestra for Peace`s vision became a reality when Arab and Israeli musicians were brought together, on one stage, at UNESCO Headquarters. More


    Estrella-1-200.jpgMiguel Angel Estrella
    Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General, Mrs Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Mr Miguel Angel Estrella and Mr José Antonio Abreu, during the Annual meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors on July 2000 at UNESCO Headquarters

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    Mr Miguel Angel Estrella and Mr Marin Constantin, during the Annual meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors on July 2000 at UNESCO Headquarters

    Estrella-3-200.jpgMiguel Angel Estrella
    Mr Miguel Angel Estrella, Mrs Kim Phuc Phan Thi, Mr Jean Michel Jarre, Mrs Claudia Cardinale and Mr Pierre Bergé, during the Annual meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors on February 2002 at UNESCO Headquarters

    Estrella-4-200.jpgMiguel Angel Estrella
    The concert of Mr Miguel Angel Estrella, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in the prison in Argentina

    Estrella-5-200.jpgMiguel Angel Estrella
    Mr Miguel Angel Estrella during the press conference in Buenos Aires

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