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UNRocks 'music band' sings 'Heal the World' to support Covid-19 fighting

06:30 | 27/04/2020

UNRocks and Ambassador Friends have joined together to cover the song Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" as a tribute to all the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers who are working relentlessly to save the world from the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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UNRocks & Ambassador Friends: "Heal the World" (Video: UN Web TV)

The music video was made by an exclusive "music band" named UNRocks including 26 UN ambassadors and former ambassadors in the context of the entire world is facing an unprecedented threat. The video covered the legendary song " Heal the world" by pop - superstar Michael Jackson in order to encourage and call for the global solidarity in the fight against coronavirus. It was posted on UN webtv http://webtv.un.org// and youtube 3 days ago and paid special attentions by views, shares and comments all over the world.

According to UN's website, the music project is an initiative of Simona-Mirela Miculescu, former Ambassador, Head of Romania's Delegation to the United Nations, and currently serving as Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Head of the UN Office in Belgrade. She is also the founding member of the UNRocks, the first-ever music group composed of ambassadors to the UN.

The music video aimed to spread ambassadors' message of solidarity and work togetger for a better and greater life in the whole world. Beside its tribute to all those who contribute to healing the world – doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, the project also wants to encourage donations to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for World Health Organization, which can be made at www.COVID19ResponseFund.org.

Under these challenging circumstances, during the year when the 75th anniversary of the United Nations is being marked, there is a message of solidarity that 26 former and current ambassadors to the UN want to send to the world, launching a music video with a cover of Michael Jackson’s song “Heal the World”


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unrocks music band sings heal the world to support covid 19 fighting
A still from "Heal the World" covered by UNRocks and Ambassador Friends

The President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), Ms. Nguyen Phuong Nga, the former Ambassador, Vietnam permanent resresentative to the UN, among others, joined the initiative.

She told Vietnam Times that: "It is my honour and pleased to contribute partly to the significant initiative. In the global context of Covid-19 pandemic responses faced serious chanllenges possibly found unable to deal with by any single nation, it is crucial and vital to be assisted by the international unity and mutual collaboration. Our cover of Michael Jackson's legendary song aims to spread a message of solidarity and human kindness power as well as call on the global citizens joining hands to heal our pains, breaks and losses for our common greater world".

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UNROCKS MUSIC GROUP FOUNDING MEMBERS

IB PETERSEN - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN (guitar, vocals); MAHE ‘ULI’ULI TUPOUNIUA - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Tonga to the UN (keyboard); MILAN MILANOVIĆ - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the UN (guitar, vocals); OH JOON - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN (drums); SIMONA-MIRELA MICULESCU - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN (lead singer, tambourine).

OTHER LEAD SINGERS

ANTONIO PEDRO MONTEIRO LIMA - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the UN; EDUARDO ULIBARRI - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN; GUILLERMO RISHCHYNSKI - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN; MARLENE MOSES - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Nauru to the UN.

CHOIR

AHMED SAREER - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN; DENIS G. ANTOINE - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN; DESSIMA WILLIAMS - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN; JÃNIS MAŽEIKS - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the UN; KAHA IMNADZE - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN; LAURA FLORES - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN; ZINA ANDRIANARIVELO - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Madagascar to the UN.

FRIENDS

ABUL KALAM ABDUL MOMEN - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN; DURGA PRASAD BHATTARAI - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN; FRANTISEK RUZICKA - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN; GONZALO GUTIÉRREZ REINEL - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN; HORACIO SEVILLA BORJA - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the UN; KAI SAUER - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN; MARIA CRISTINA “MARITA” PERCEVAL - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN; MILORAD ŠĆEPANOVIĆ - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the UN; NGUYEN PHUONG NGA - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN; PAUL SEGER - Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN.

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