UN Chamber Music Society Concert in Celebration…

UN Chamber Music Society Concert in Celebration of French Language Day
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On Monday, 20 March 2023, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) will present a virtual concert in partnership with the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). The concert will take place on French Language Day, and will also honor the month of Francophonie – by celebrating the linguistic and cultural diversity of humanity, particularly through French language and music.

Language Days at the United Nations were introduced to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and promote the equal use of the six official languages ​​across the Organization. These days are also an opportunity to sensitize the United Nations community to the history, culture and use of each of these languages.  On this occasion, opening remarks will be delivered by H.E. Mr. Nicolas de Rivière, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; and Ambassador Ifigeneia Kontoleontos Permanent Observer for the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations. The concert will feature music by composer Eric Neveux, from the motion picture "De son vivant" ("Peaceful"), directed by Emmanuelle Bercot – starring Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Cécile de France and Dr. Gabriel Sara.  Founded in 2016 by Brenda Vongova, the UNCMS is dedicated to promoting the UN goals at large - through the universal language of music.