Juan Diego Florez

Juan Diego Florez, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Juan Diego Florez, a Peruvian opera tenor, was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in November 2012, in recognition of his dedication to initiatives related to social inclusion and education.

As President of the Sinfonia Por El Peru Foundation, he champions the creation of children’s orchestras and choirs in Peru. The Foundation aims to transform society through music by giving children and youth important values through music education.

His efforts to promote education for all have been widely recognized, receiving prestigious prizes and distinctions in Peru and in the rest of the world. In 2007, he received the Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Sun of Peru, the highest decoration in Peru.

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