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27.11.2020 - Honorary and Goodwill Ambassadors

UNESCO Artist for Peace Eijin Nimura celebrated the 2020 World Tsunami Awareness Day

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On 5 November last, the violinist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Eijin Nimura participated in the Third World Tsunami Museum Virtual Conference in celebration of the 2020 World Tsunami Awareness Day. Eijin Nimura also performed during the closing ceremony.

On 5 November last, the violinist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Eijin Nimura participated in the Third World Tsunami Museum Virtual Conference in celebration of the 2020 World Tsunami Awareness Day. Eijin Nimura also performed during the closing ceremony.

This digital-event was an opportunity to highlight the importance of preserving memories of past disasters for educating future generations on tsunami risk, and demonstrate how museums and testimonies of survivors can raise awareness and educate more at-risk populations, particularly in light of COVID-19.

On the occasion, the Director General of UNESCO, Ms Audrey Azoulay stressed the following : ”As we enter the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development, now more than ever is the time to redouble our efforts and to reaffirm our international solidarity to tackle this problem that is jeopardizing entire societies, particularly in small island developing States.”

As a key-note speaker, Eijin Nimura, UNESCO Artist for Peace, emphasized that music has power to help to raise awareness about tsunamis and natural disasters in general. He shared the importance of how music, whether played or taught can be so healing for survivors of natural disasters. Eijin Nimura underlined that a strong message of resilience can be transmitted through musical performances.

During the closing ceremony, Eijin Nimura played Johann Sebastian Bach: 'Sarabande' from Partita for Solo Violin and 'Largo' from Sonata for Solo Violin.




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