Omer Zülfü Livaneli

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Omer Zülfü Livaneli, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Ömer Zülfü Livaneli is considered one of the outstanding figures in the cultural and artistic life of his native Turkey. Singer, composer, writer, conductor and film director, this multitalented artist has spread UNESCO’s message of multiculturalism and tolerance since his 1996 designation. His songs are performed by renowned international stars and have been recorded by the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra.

He uses his music as a vehicle to bring his message of peace, tolerance and international understanding to the hearts of his countless fans, supporting UNESCO to promote a culture of peace through music.

Livaneli is one of the foremost advocates of Turkish-Greek friendship, giving concerts in both countries to promote good relations between the two neighbours.

Ömer Zülfü Livaneli resigned in 2016.

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