21 July 2020
UN75/ResiliArt Dialogue with leading voices from the music and film industriesIn celebration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) is organizing a UN75/ResiliArt Dialogue, in partnership with UNESCO and WHO, with leading voices from the music and film industries, to explore how they can chart ways forward both throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond it to 2045, to build the world we want.
Music and film are arguably the most popular and socially influential sectors within culture, and this dialogue aims to further engage them in global policy discussions and UN implementation efforts relating to the Sustainable Development Goals. Given these industries’ visibility, this dialogue also aims to engage everyday people with the UN’s work, in particular to galvanize action for the launch of the Decade of Action for the SDGs.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge requiring an unprecedented response. A global, whole of society approach is needed. Everyone can and should play their part, not least the cultural communities and sectors. Now more than ever, we need to recognise, incorporate, and support cultural concerns in our response to the crisis and planning for the recovery.
Moderator: Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture
The UN Secretary-General’s Advisor on UN75 Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild, and World Health Organisation’s Art and Health Lead Mr. Christopher Bailey, will offer opening statements.
Sean Patrick Flahaven, Chief Theatricals Executive of Concord, the fifth largest music company in the world
Emellie O'Brien, the Founder & CEO of Earth Angel, one of the first sustainability consultancies dedicated to film and television production
Joseph Bartning, the Executive Director of the Salzburg Festival Society
Rose H. Schwartz, a partner at the New York City entertainment law firm of Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.