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Volkan Bozkir (General Assembly President) launches the campaign "Voices 4 Culture"
17 May 2021 -  Video Message by Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, launching the campaign "Voices 4 Culture".

"Throughout lockdowns all over the world, artists and cultural professionals were essential workers - for our well-being.
Online concerts, music, film, books, art classes, and dance gave us the strength and the resilience we needed to face an uncertain tomorrow.
And despite all of this, we are experiencing a cultural emergency, today, with millions of creative workers and artist unemployed or underemployed.
On 21 May 2021, I will convene a high-level event on Culture and Sustainable Development to explore concrete steps to support the cultural and creative sector to emerge stronger post-COVID-19.
And I’m calling on YOU, cultural practitioners, and artists from all around the world to get involved!
We want to hear Voices for Culture. Send us a short video telling us why YOU matter!
I stand with the global creative community. Will you join me?"