Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Zara received the title of the UNESCO Artist for Peace. The ceremony took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on December, 5.
Zara was awarded the title for her commitment to promoting education of the disabled children and adults and to the Organization’s ideals and goals. “I thank Madame Irina Bokova very much for such appreciation of my work. I sing in many languages and in many countries and I am sure: music can unite people, it makes all the barriers between generations and nationalities vanish. In the capacity of the UNESCO Artist for Peace I will do my best to draw world’s attention to UNESCO’s activities and I assure you that I will use the opportunities given to me in order to build peace in the minds of men and women” – said the singer in her speech.
Since 1995 the title of the UNESCO Artist for Peace has been given to cultural figures that use their influence, popularity and authority to draw the attention to cultural and social problems.