Russian singer Zarifa Mgoyan, better known by her stage name Zara, will receive the title of the UNESCO Artist for Peace at a ceremony that will take place at the organization’s headquarters at 6.30 p.m. on December 5. After the ceremony, Zara and her band will give a concert.
Zara was awarded the honorable title for her commitment to promoting education of the disabled children and adults and to the organization’s ideals and goals.
The rising star of the Russian pop stage, Zara is a graduate of the prestigious St Petersburg Academy of Theater Art and laureate of many prizes and awards recognizing her musical achievements. Zara performs in the world’s best known concert halls.
The singer is member of the supervisory board of the Shag Navstrechu charitable foundation, which provides assistance to the disabled. She also participates in numerous charitable projects for blind and partially blind children. Since 2010, she has been taking part in the annual charity festival White Cane aimed at helping visually impaired children and adults. UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally renowned cultural figures that use their influence, popularity and authority to promote UNESCO programs. Cooperating with the organization, they help to draw the attention of the public to main issues of sustainable development and inform it about the Organization’s progress in education, culture, science and communication.