UN Chamber Music Society Concert for the Victims of the Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria
Broadcasting UN Entity
Virtual concert in support of the relief efforts to provide lifesaving assistance to the victims of the earthquake.
Sending solidarity and support to Türkiye and Syria and its people in the face of the unprecedented earthquake – one of the biggest natural disasters in our times – on 15 March 2023, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS), will present a virtual concert in support of the relief efforts to provide lifesaving assistance to the victims of the earthquake. One of the worst disasters of this century, the earthquake has impacted millions of people and left thousands homeless following two devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria border on 6 February 2023. A massive humanitarian operation continues, and the UN and its partners are rapidly ramping up efforts to provide life-saving assistance. The United Nations is on the ground, delivering emergency relief items – including shelter, tents, blankets, hygiene kits, and other humanitarian assistance. Opening remarks will be delivered by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, the Senior Policy Adviser at the UN Refugee Agency, Firas Kayal, and Izzet Bari from the Management and Administration Unit (IT), Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Music binds us together in these darkest moments. Through compassion, the musicians of UN Chamber Music Society, under the Artistic Direction of Brenda Vongova – together with singer-songwriter Abeer Nehme, will perform a concert to support Türkiye and Syria. All donations will be directed to the UN's Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, to deliver lifesaving assistance to those affected by this massive tragedy. These resources will be used to provide critical aid and relief. Founded in 2016, the UN Chamber Music Society carries out the United Nations' mission of peace, understanding and cooperation, through the universal language of music. Support the UN's Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Humanitarian Crisis Appeal to those affected by the devastating earthquake - by donating to: