UNICEF HK Ambassador, world renowned cellist Trey Lee joined the Imagine musical performance at the United Nations General Assembly In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

UNICEF HK Ambassador, world renowned cellist Trey Lee joined the Imagine musical performance at the United Nations General Assembly In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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UNICEF asks public to raise their voices and imagine a better world for children

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HONG KONG, 20 November 2014 – During a musical event at the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 2014 morning (New York Time), UNICEF unveiled the #IMAGINE project as part of celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child ([email protected]). UNICEF HK Ambassador, world renowned cellist Trey Lee also joined the musical event with the presence of Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo, etc to unveil the #IMAGINE project as part of the celebration for [email protected]
The #IMAGINE project brings together artist Yoko Ono, renowned music producer, DJ David Guetta and UNICEF Ambassadors including Yuna Kim, Katy Perry, Angélique Kidjo, Daniela Mercury, Priyanka Chopra, and a host of other high profile supporters with the aim of creating a unique moment in music history that will highlight the tremendous challenges children face the world over by the classic song Imagine.

From 20 November to 31 December, public can visit imagine.unicef.org to record their own version of Imagine, John Lennon’s iconic anthem of hope and peace, alongside their favourite stars, in what UNICEF hopes will be the largest ever global sing-along. #IMAGINE participants can also record personal messages describing what they imagine a better world for children would be like, and donate to UNICEF to support the organization’s programmes providing education, nutrition, healthcare and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, protection and emergency relief for children in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide.

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With the kind permission of Yoko Ono, the wife of John Lennon, UNICEF initiates the #IMAGINE Project and to raise awareness on the children’s rights through the iconic song Imagine. UNICEF HK Ambassador Trey Lee, performed a solo part of IMAGINE to kick-off the finale performance.

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Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo, together with other singers and children joined Trey Lee and sing IMAGINE at the end of the [email protected] celebration musical event – Imagine a world where the rights of every child can be realized and every voice of children can be heard! UNICEF HK Ambassador Trey Lee performed on the same stage with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and celebrities including UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and singer Angélique Kidjo, UNICEF Brazil Ambassador and singer Daniela Mercury, 15 years old Russian singer Kristian Kostov, Nigerian singer Don Jazzy and Swedish singer Laleh etc.
November 20 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. The CRC has made a world of difference in the lives of millions of children, but this historic milestone must serve both as an urgent reminder of the millions whose rights are not realized – and an opportunity to renew our commitment to reach every child, especially the most disadvantaged. Visit<www.unicef.org.hk/rights > to download multimedia materials and learn more about the CRC. #childrights
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