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  • Mstislav Rostropovitch
    The most celebrated cellist of our times, Mstislav Rostropovich has played with and conducted the most prestigious international orchestras. A life-long defender of democratic principles, human rights and tolerance, he enjoys worldwide respect and admiration for his personal convictions and artistic work.

    Grand Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and holder of the most prestigious international awards and honorary doctorates, he has worked alongside UNESCO to promote freedom of expression in the arts and in politics. In 1998 he was designated Goodwill Ambassador. Committed to the causes of UNESCO, Mstislav Rostropovich has given his support to education and cultural projects, using his international standing to promote UNESCO’s appeal for art education in schools. Together with his wife, the celebrated opera soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, he has set up a charitable foundation to manage their social projects and activities.

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    2005 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
    AM-2005-group-web550-thumb.jpgEducation for All, Education for Sustainable Development and UNESCO’s response to natural disasters were the three themes on the agenda for the Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, which took place on March 3 and 4 2005 at Organization Headquarters. UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura opened the session, followed by a speech by Michael Abiola Omolewa, President of the General Conference. More


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    Rostropovitch-3-200.jpgMstislav Rostropovitch
    Mrs Galina Vishnevskaïa, Mr Mstislav Rostropovitch, H.R.H. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Mr Frederico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO and Mrs Basma Irsheid, Chief of Programme of UNESCO Celebrity Advocates during the nomination ceremon

    Rostropovitch-1-200.jpgMstislav Rostropovitch
    Mr Mstislav Rostropovitch, H.R.H. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, and Mrs Basma Irsheid, Chief of Programme of UNESCO Celebrity Advocates during the nomination ceremony in March 1998 at UNESCO Headquarters

    Rostropovitch-2-200.jpgMstislav Rostropovitch
    Mr Mstislav Rostropovitch, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, at UNESCO Headquarters

    Rostropovitch-4-200.jpgMstislav Rostropovitch
    Mrs Galina Vishnevskaïa, Mr Mstislav Rostropovitch and H.R.H. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, during the nomination ceremony in March 1998 at UNESCO Headquarters

    DSC_0036-thumb.jpgAnnual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors 2005
    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva and Mr Mstislav Rostropovitch

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    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors Mr Mstislav Rostropovitch, H.R.H. Princess Firyal and Mr Jean Michel Jarre

    tn_IMG_9729thumb.jpgAnnual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors 2005
    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mr Mstislav Rostropovitch, UNESCO Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva


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