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Talented youth send messages of peace from Lebanon to the world

Talented youth send messages of peace from Lebanon to the world. Photo: UNIC Beirut
Youth send messages of peace from Lebanon to the world. Photo: UNIC Beirut

Source: UN iSeek

Over twenty young talents from Lebanon staged live performances in an art talent show organized for the International Day of Peace.  Under the patronage of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut and Badghan Cultural Club, the Media Association for Peace (MAP) celebrated peace day in a show that sent a message of openness and peace from Lebanon to the world.

The event featured multiple talents ranging from singing to folk dancing. It was organized in partnership with NGOs “Dafa Charitable Association” and “Youth Steps” at Badghan Cultural and Social Club in Aley. This is the sixth edition of the show, which MAP organizes every year in a different Lebanese village to spread the message of peace and support local talents.

Commenting on the event, Margo Helou, UNIC Beirut Acting Director, said the Centre is keen to joining forces with all segments of Lebanese society to spread the culture of peace as widely as possible.

She commended MAP’s perseverance in celebrating this international day for the past six years - two of these celebrations were held jointly with UNIC Beirut. She also talked about the importance of integrating young people in the process of establishing peace, given that they bear the responsibility of building the future and ensuring the sustainability of the planet.

In her opening address, Vanessa Bassil, MAP Founder and President, thanked all partners for organizing the event. She stressed the need to celebrate the International Day of Peace in all regions of the country to convey a message of love and peace from Lebanon to the world. She further emphasized the “importance of art and music as a common language among people that can convey a message of love, rapprochement, and peace”.

At the end of the show, all participants received certificates of appreciation.