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Hakuho designated UNESCO Artist for Peace

UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will designate Davaajargal Munkhbat of Mongolian nationality, better known as Hakuho, as UNESCO Artist for Peace at a ceremony to be held in Ulaanbaatar on 27 July, in the framework of the UNESCO Children’s Performing Arts Festival of East Asia.

Hakuho is a professional Sumo wrestler and the first Mongolian to receive the title of UNESCO Artist for Peace, for his dedication to activities for young people of East Asia to promote a better future and in recognition of his support for ideals and objectives of UNESCO.

UNESCO's Artists for Peace are personalities who – thanks to their influence, charisma and fame - help to promote UNESCO's message. Among the artists working with UNESCO are musician Manu Dibango (Cameroon), actress Patricia Velasquez (Venezuela) musician Gilberto Gil (Brazil, currently his country's culture minister), ballerina Miyako Yoshida (Japan), soprano Sumi Jo (Republic of Korea), singer and Gypsy Kings founder Chico Bouchikhi (France), author Navarre Scott Momaday (USA) and conductor Valery Gergiev (Russia).

Source Press Release N°2006-87
Website 1 (URL) Internet Site
Publication Date 27 Jul 2006
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