In celebration of International Day of Parliamentarism on 30 June 2021, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) – in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) - will perform a concert in celebration and recognition of the role of parliaments in national plans in empowering youth who have been coping during the pandemic – ensuring access to education, addressing reduced employment prospects, social isolation, and the surge in mental health issues.
Opening messages will be delivered by Duarte Pacheco, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Established in 30 June 1889, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the world organization of parliaments, connects national parliaments in order to promote greater transparency, accountability and participation at the global level. Along with other parliamentary organizations, IPU engages with the United Nations on activities that cover a broad range of issues, including peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. The music programme will feature musical works that represent an artistic tapestry of human experience, to provoke empathy and create a more interconnected world. Founded in 2016 by Brenda Vongova, the UN Chamber Music Society is dedicated to promoting the UN goals at large - through the universal language of music.