On Thursday, 31 March 2022, UN Chamber Music Society will present a Concert for Peace for Ukraine. The United Nations and our humanitarian partners are committed to delivering support to people in Ukraine in their time of need. The United Nations staff are always guided by the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and humanity. They provide lifesaving humanitarian relief to people in need, regardless of who or where they are.
According to UNHCR, over 3 million Ukrainians have fled across the country's borders. We are facing what could easily become Europe's worst humanitarian and refugee crisis since World War II, with the numbers of refugees and internally displaced multiplying by the minute.
Music binds us together in these darkest moments. Through compassion and solidarity, the musicians of UN Chamber Music Society will perform a Concert for Peace for Ukraine.
Opening remarks will be delivered by Amin Awad, United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine, and Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy.
Founded in 2016, the UNCMS is dedicated to promoting the goals of the UN through the universal language of music.