Juan Luís Guerra

The internationally recognized singer Juan Luís Guerra was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in September 2008, in recognition of his efforts for the benefit of children in need and his unfailing engagement for youth violence prevention.

The 18-time Latin Grammy winner Juan Luís Guerra is known as the Master of Merengue, a type of music and dance originating from the Dominican Republic, which he helped introducing in Europe.

As a member of the Foundation “America Latin en Accion Solidaria” (ALAS), created in 2006, he fight malnutrition of children in Latin America. The Foundation received the support of the United Nations through an agreement with the World Food Programme (WFP).

In December 2007, Mr Juan Luís Guerra participated in a concert organized by the association “La Ventana De Los Cielos”, supported by UNICEF, for the benefit of children with disabilities.

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