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    German orchestra Brenz Band named UNESCO Artist for Peace
    brenz-band-tumb2.jpgThe Brenz Band, a German group of handicapped musicians, was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace for 2005-2006 by Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura on February 3, at a ceremony held at UNESCO Headquarters. Brenz Band was honored “in recognition of its fervent involvement in the promotion of peace through its musical activities and its commitment to the ideals and goals of the Organization.” More

    Marianna Vardinoyannis bestows the UNESCO Sports Prize
    sportprize-tumb.jpgIn a special ceremony held in Athens on 18 January 2005 UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna Vardinnoyanis handed over, on behalf of the Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, the Diploma of the “Official UNESCO prize for distinguished services to physical education and sport” to Olympic Gold Medallist Voula Patoulidou. More

    Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola designated Artist for Peace
    Countess-web2_tn.jpgInternationally renowned painter Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola was designated Artist for Peace on 7 January 2005 “for her role in promoting the World Heritage Education Project”, which was launched by UNESCO in 2004, to raise the awareness of students and teachers worldwide of the need to preserve world heritage. More

    Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser al Missned addresses the 47th Session of the International Conference on Education
    Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General UNESCO and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser al Missned, UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education closed the 47th Session of the International Conference on Education, September 11th 2004, in Geneva. 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

    Concert of Gilberto Gil
    Concert1-tumbnail2.jpgThe Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil gave a concert on 3 December 2004 at UNESCO Headquarters as part of the activities to close the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition. More

    Solidarity Day « Africain(e)s d'ici et de là-bas uni(e)s pour vaincre le SIDA » 20 November 2004, UNESCO HQ, Paris
    SIDA-tumb-small.jpgOn 20 November 2004 UNESCO organized, in close cooperation with the French AIDS association SIDA Info Service, the event "Africain(e)s d'ici et de là-bas uni(e)s pour vaincre le SIDA”, within the framework of World AIDS day. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador H.R.H. the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg was Honorary President of the Event. Cristina Owen-Jones, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Preventive Education against HIV/AIDS, was President of the Day. More

    Milu Villela designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Voluntary Action and Basic Education in Latin America
    Nomination_Villela_web_thum.jpgUNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura named Maria Lourdes Egydio Villela (Milu Villela) as Goodwill Ambassador for Voluntary Action and Basic Education in Latin America during a ceremony in the Brazilian capital on 10 November 2004. Ms Villela was designated “in recognition of her outstanding commitment to education and her attachment to the ideals and aims” of UNESCO. More

    Children in Need gala organized by Mrs Ohoven
    gala-tumb.jpgThe annual International Charity Gala organised by Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, was held on 6 November 2004 in Düsseldorf, to collect funds for the UNESCO’s Children in Need Programme. More

    Croatian actor Relja Bašić named UNESCO Artist for Peace
    basic-tumb.jpgThe Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, designated the Croatian actor Relja Bašić UNESCO Artist for Peace, “in recognition of his outstanding career achievements in the performing arts and his lifelong contribution to film and theatre” on 6 October 2004 at the Organization’s Headquarters. The event was followed by the opening of an exhibition on Croatian sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. More

    H.R.H. Princess Firyal co-chairs UNA/USA gala dinner
    FiryalNewYork-tumb.jpgUNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador H.R.H. Princess Firyal co-chaired the annual Global Leadership Award dinner, which was organized by the United Nations Association of the USA, presided by Ambassador William H. Luers, and the Business Council for the United Nations on 30 September 2004. More than 800 people attended the fundraising dinner at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Distinguished guests of the evening's ceremonies included UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, famous actor Michael Douglas, TV talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and David Rockefeller. More

    Mehriban Aliyeva designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Oral and Musical Traditions
    Aliyeva-tumb1small.jpgThe Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura has designated the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Oral and Musical Traditions “in recognition of her personal commitment to the promotion of culture in Azerbaijan”. The nomination ceremony was held on 9 September 2004 at UNESCO Headquarters in the presence of His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. More

    Director-General names Miyako Yoshida as UNESCO Artist for Peace
    Yoshida-tumb.jpgThe Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, designated Ms Miyako Yoshida, principal ballerina of the Royal Ballet of London, as UNESCO Artist for Peace “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to classical dance and for her devotion to the cause of the Organization’s goals and aims in the field of its programme for arts education.” More

    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh donated 1 million dollars for the for the creation of an Afghan cultural heritage training center
    singh2-tumb.jpgUNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 22 March 2004 for the creation of the Madanjeet Singh Institute for Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage, based in Kabul, to be operated in cooperation with UNESCO. More

    Exhibition Traditional and Contemporary Handicrafts from Jordan
    jordan_in.jpgThe Foundation for the Child and the Family, founded and presided by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs Vardinoyannis, organized an exhibition entitled Traditional and Contemporary Handicrafts from Jordan, in Athens on 1 June 2004, under the auspices of H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and of UNESCO. The aim of the exhibition was the promotion of intercultural dialogue, mutual respect, understanding and tolerance between peoples through art. The visitors had a chance to buy the exhibited items at a symbolic price to support the Jordan River Foundation and, consequently, the women and children of Jordan. More

    Manu Dibango designated UNESCO Artist for Peace
    Manu-Dibango-tumb.jpgManu Dibango (Cameroon), one of Africa’s most renowned popular musicians, was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace by Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura “in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the development of the arts, of peace and to dialogue among the world’s cultures.” More

    Vyacheslav Fetisov named UNESCO Champion for Sport
    fetisov-tumb.jpgRussian ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Fetisov was named UNESCO Champion for Sport by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 May 2004 “in recognition of his outstanding achievements in sport and his exemplary efforts to promote the values of physical education and sports with a view to building a better future for younger generations”. More

    N. Scott Momaday designated UNESCO Artist for Peace
    Scott-Momaday-011-tumb.jpgCelebrated US author Navarre Scott Momaday was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura in a ceremony at the Organization’s Headquarters on 12 May 2004. More

    Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones joins the ranks of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
    Owen-Jones-tumb.jpgUNESCO Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura designated Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of her personal commitment to the promotion of UNESCO’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Education programmes and of her dedication to UNESCO’s ideals and aims. The nomination ceremony took place at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 March 2004. 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.
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