To Mark International Day of Peace, UNESCO TOP LISTS LIBERIAN PEACE SONG

Ambassador Geraldine Bass-Golokehh

Ambassador Geraldine Bass-Golokeh

The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization has celebrated Liberian Music as part of the Commemoration of the International Day of Peace.

A Liberian peace song, titled PEACE IN AFRICA� produced and performed by Culture Ambassador Juli Endee has topped the final list of songs compiled by UNESCO to mark the day.
The Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Palau to UNESCO said the compilation committee selected songs from 26 countries with the Liberian Peace Song topping the list.
A release said the songs are a reflection of the diversity in origins and cultures of UNESCO member Countries coming together to express shared desire for peace.
Hans Christian Anderson highlighted the importance of music by saying when words fails, music speaks, in other to give peace a chance.
Each year on the International Day of Peace, UNESCO appreciates the beauty of each culture and its interpretation through music.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development affirms that �there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.�
The same spirit underpins the Security Council and the General Assembly resolutions in 2016 on �sustaining peace.�
Speaking at the International Peace Day celebration recently in Monrovia, Liberia’s Culture Ambassador Juli Endee expressed delight that her work has been recognized in such a fashion by the United Nations.
Ambassador Endee used the occasion to thank Liberia’s Ambassador to France H.E. Geraldine Bass Golokeh and her staff for the level of support they give her especially during her recent performance at UNESCO African Heritage Week in Paris France.
The Culture Ambassador attributed her selection to the level of support and cooperation given by the Liberian mission during her stay in Paris for the African Heritage Week organized by UNESCO.