Georges Moustaki (1985-2013)

Georges Moustaki, UNESCO Artist for Peace

French singer and songwriter Georges Moustaki promotes UNESCO values and ideals of peace through his wonderful songs. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, and raised in a multicultural environment, his songs have been performed by some of the world’s best-known singers: Edith Piaf, Serge Reggiani, Barbara, Dalida, Yves Montand and Henri Salvador amongst others. A multi-faceted artist, Georges Moustaki also composed soundtracks, wrote and painted.

Georges Moustaki was designated as a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 1999 in recognition of his commitment for the promotion of a culture of peace and his contribution to promoting the Organization’s ideals through music and poetry. In his capacity of UNESCO Artist for Peace, he participated in the opening ceremony of the International Year for the Culture of Peace.

Georges Moustaki passed away on 23 May 2013.

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