The “One Humanity Concert”
Palais des Nations Chamber of Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations, United Nations Office in Geneva.
Monday, 8 November 2021, 7:30PM – 9:00PM (CET)
On 8 November 2021, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a special initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, co-sponsored by Turkey and Spain, will inaugurate its office at the Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. The office will be inaugurated in person by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Spain, as well as the High Representative for UNAOC, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos.
To celebrate the occasion, UNAOC and its partner the ONUART Foundation, will organize a concert, featuring the renown German tenor, Mr. Jonas Kaufmann, who will perform a “solo concert” accompanied by a pianist. The concert titled “One Humanity” is a continuation of the series of concerts initiated by UNAOC and the ONUART Foundation since 2016. The series of concerts are convened as part of the UNAOC mandate and in line with the UNAOC’s motto “Many Cultures. One Humanity”.
The OUNART Foundation a Spanish non-profit, public-private partnership established by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, collaborated with the UNOG around renovation of the Palais des Nations Chamber of Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations. It has funded the installation of the main artwork - the Dome – created by Spanish abstract artist Miquel Barceló. In November 2008, accepting the Spanish gift on behalf of the Organization, the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, noted: “The Alliance of Civilizations, for its part, is a very important and practical initiative that is linked intrinsically to human rights, and which has already succeeded in overcoming barriers of distrust”. It is in this context that the inauguration of the new office of UNAOC in UNOG is proposed to be marked with the musical performance in Palais des Nations Chamber of Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations, aiming to rebuild a better world that is more inclusive, peaceful and harmonious.