Pierre Bergé (1930-2017)

Mr. Pierre Berge, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1992, Pierre Bergé is an emblematic figure in the fight against AIDS / HIV. Indeed, he devoted his whole life initiating campaigns against this disease through the Sidaction association he chaired since 1996.

Entrepreneur and co-founder of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house, Mr Bergé has consistently defended with conviction the protection of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Passionate about Berber art and eager to preserve it, he opened in 2011 the Berber Museum in Majorelle Garden (Morocco).

Pierre Bergé provided unwavering support to many events organized by UNESCO and the Organization’s fields of competence, from topics such as climate change to the protection of human rights.

Pierre Bergé passed away September 8, 2017.

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