Countries from around the world broadcast Barenboim concert

Mediapro produced the event which brought together a host of dignitaries and famous faces from different fields

Mediapro was responsible for providing audiovisual production services for the Concert for Understanding among Civilisations and Human Rights, which took place last Saturday in the UN building in Geneva. Countries from all over the world broadcast the concert performed by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by its co-founder, performing works from W.A. Mozart. The XX Hall at the Palace of the United Nations, where the Miquel Barceló dome is located, played host to the event organised by the ONUART Foundation and which saw a host of world dignitaries and people from the business community attend.

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Attendees included Ban Ki-moon (secretary general of the United Nations), Durão Barroso (former Portuguese prime minister and former president of the European Commission), José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (former president of the Spanish government), Sandrine Salerno (honourary mayoress of Geneva), Michael Møller (director general of the United Nations Office in Geneva), Joachim Rücker (chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Council), Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights), Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser (United Nations high commissioner for the Alliance among Civilisations) and Miguel Ángel Moratinos (chairman of the ONUART Foundation).

The XX Hall at the Palace of the United Nations, where the Miquel Barceló dome is located, played host to the event

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The concert was broadcast in countries around the world including: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Spain, Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Australia, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and South Africa, among others.

The concert is set to become annual event as Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra have committed to performing at the Concert Peace and Human Rights at the Palace of Nations for the next four years, an event that will feature performances from a world renowned tenor and soprano.

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