05 September 2014

Virtuoso Violinist and UN Messenger of Peace Midori Goto

Midori has brought great awareness to the health of women and children since she began working with the Every Woman Every Child movement.

In addition to filming a global PSA in both English and Japanese to bring attention to Every Woman Every Child, in particular, the neglected health and survival of newborn babies and their mothers, in June of this year, Midori performed with three young musicians at UN Headquarters. 

Midori2Virtuoso violinist and UN Messenger of Peace Midori Goto performed with three young musicians at UN headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten
 
This event aimed to better familiarize UN staff with the UN Messenger of Peace programme and announce her two areas of focus going forward, women’s and children’s health through Every Woman Every Child, and ending violence against women and girls through UN Women’s UNiTE Campaign.

The UN looks forward to continuing our engagement with Midori, especially as she plans her next International Community Engagement Program in the Philippines in December.