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Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of…

Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the General Assembly sends a message on the occasion of the launch of the album: "75 YEARS OF LOVE" from the UN Chamber Music Society
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It is a true pleasure to welcome, "75 YEARS OF LOVE," the ensemble music album from the UN Chamber Music Society and partners. Much like the people who make up the UN itself, this album draws on musicians and musical styles from all corners
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It is a true pleasure to welcome, "75 YEARS OF LOVE," the ensemble music album from the UN Chamber Music Society and partners. Much like the people who make up the UN itself, this album draws on musicians and musical styles from all corners of the globe, and represents a true celebration, of the diversity of humanity. From the reggae tunes of Jamaica's Julian Marley, to the operatic heights of Italy's Giacomo Puccini, to the moving orchestral compositions of Saudi Arabia's Ghiya Rushidat, the album spans continents, centuries, and civilizations. It gives me immense appreciation, to note that, all proceeds from the sale of this album will go to support the UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR. Since its founding in 1950, when it helped refugees from the Second World War, UNHCR has grown to 17,000 personnel across 134 countries. Their lifesaving and life-changing support, to tens of millions of people each year, has led to the organization, twice winning the Nobel Peace Prize. I am encouraged that, once again, the universal language of music, is bringing people together, and lending support to a worthy cause. Now more than ever, as COVID-19 rages around the world, we need to work together, to be in harmony in our efforts, to sing from the same songbook if you will. I welcome this contribution from the UN Chamber Music Society, and commend the work of both the Society and UNHCR.