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Subjects: UNESCO history

75th Anniversary of UNESCO - addresse by Forest Whitaker

Language: English

American actor Forest Whitaker is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation since 2011. His organization, the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, works jointly with Unesco in South Sudan, Uganda and Mexico—areas affected by conflict and violence.
Speaking at the special ceremony marking UNESCO 75th anniversary, he challenged the listeners. "If you see the beauty of the people that lies in every individual, you will wonder how racism could ever exist,” he began. “If you see the beauty that lies in a vibrant school, you will wonder how could we not have education for all. If you see the beauty that lies in a live coral reef or an old forest, you will wonder how could we not preserve that for our future generations?" -excerpts from a New York Amsterdam News article.

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Place/region: UNESCO-HQ, United States of America, North America
Type: Speech
Production and personalities:
Speaker: Forest Whitaker
Publisher: UNESCO Bureau of Public Information
Coproducer/sponsor: Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative
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Rights: UNESCO Bureau of Public Information

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2021-11-14-040613-DPI-TC002259.HD
Rights holder: Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative; UNESCO