British performer Sarah Brightman will be named UNESCO Artist for Peace in a ceremony at the organization’s headquarters in Paris today (8 February) at 10:30am.

The British dancer, singer and actress is to receive this distinction “in recognition of her commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes, her contribution, throughout her artistic career, to the promotion of cultural dialogue and the exchanges among cultures, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization,” in the words of the Diploma she will be awarded on Wednesday.

UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally-renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma and prestige to promote UNESCO’s message and programmes. UNESCO works with these distinguished personalities in order to heighten public awareness about development issues and the Organization’s programmes in these fields.

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