Missa Johnouchi

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An internationally renowned musician, Missa Johnouchi was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in August 2006, in recognition of her role in promoting, preserving and safeguarding tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Through her concerts, she supports the various World Heritage Center Programs.

Since August 2009, UNESCO collaborates with Ms Johnouchi in the ‘Torch-Run World Heritage Concert’ project. This project aims to promote and assist UNESCO's activities in the field of World Heritage. Thus, Missa Johnouchi has performed across the world to promote heritage, in particular during her concert for the restoration of the Baghdad Arab Academy of Music at UNESCO Headquarters. In June 2017, she performed at the church La Madeleine, in Paris, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

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