Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Editorial Staff
4 months ago

2023 UN Day Concert: “Frontlines of Climate Action” by Small Island Developing States

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The 2023 United Nations Day Concert was held inside the UN General Assembly Hall to celebrate the adoption of the 1945 UN Charter.

The event aimed to mobilize global action towards supporting the most vulnerable nations on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

The concert was hosted by the Kingdom of Tonga and organized with support from the PVBLIC Foundation, The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, The Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

The concert featured a range of performances including internationally renowned cellist Michael Fitzpatrick, Tongan youth scholars from the Mana Academy, and the world premiere of the Environmental Symphony: The Movement.

This multimedia symphonic experience was created in collaboration with the New York Orchestra Ensemble and conductor Julien Benichou. The concert aimed to highlight the importance of taking action to protect the environment and support vulnerable communities.

The year 2023 witnessed an incredible celebration of the United Nations Day Concert hosted at the UN General Assembly Hall.

This concert was held to commemorate the adoption of the 1945 UN Charter and to mobilize global action in support of vulnerable nations facing the brunt of the climate crisis.

The event was hosted by the Kingdom of Tonga and supported by the PVBLIC Foundation, The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, The Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

The concert featured the performances of renowned cellist Michael Fitzpatrick, the Tongan youth scholars from the Mana Academy, and the world premiere of the Environmental Symphony: The Movement – a multimedia symphonic experience that featured the New York Orchestra Ensemble and conductor Julien Benichou.

During the concert, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres delivered a poignant message demanding prompt action in his opening remarks.

During the event, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres drove home a poignant message demanding action in his opening saying “while we enjoy this moment of music, culture and creativity, let us reaffirm our shared commitment to a cause that becomes more urgent by the day: climate action,”

Following the Secretary-General’s comments,  Dennis Francis, President of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly and Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, emphasised the importance of this year’s occasion:

The 2023 United Nations Day Concert can be viewed on the United Nations YouTube Page. The organising partners will continue to host high-level events during COP28 to sustain momentum in support of SIDS4, the SIDS Global Data Hub, the expansion of the SDG Data Alliance and the urgent action needed on climate action.

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