Media Coverage

AMBASSADORS SING FOR PEACE – QUOTES

 


His Excellency Guillermo E. Rishchynski,

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations
 

Rishchynski, Guillermo - Canada

“It has been a great privilege for me to have been able to join 4 distinguished UN Ambassadorial colleagues as a participant in the ‘Ambassadors Sing for Peace’ Project.  As diplomats dedicated to the promotion of peaceful resolution of conflict, and working at the UN to ensure that the needs and aspirations of people from around the world are met adequately, this project has been an unique opportunity in my career. We have brought our collective voices together – from diverse corners of our world – to sing of, and for, peace, love and reconciliation. Gracias a Todos! Merci a Tous! Thank you to All.”


His Excellency Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the United Nations
 

His Excellency Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima

“For an Ambassador and career Diplomat, Peace is not only an ultimate goal, it is our feeling of destiny, our link to humanity, and music is one of the means to achieve peace. Ambassadors from different countries, cultures, and ideas singing together for peace is a strong message by itself – and the songs (well known or not) in this presentation are powerful and meaningful. The pleasure to work together on a concrete project becomes a good route towards better comprehension and solidarity. A modest step for music, a great walk towards friendship. I am proud to be part of this beautiful project and hope our example shows that everything is possible if one has the confidence that togetherness will provide the way for this world to survive.”


His Excellency Eduardo Ulibarri,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations
 

His Excellency Eduardo Ulibarri

“More than part of our cultures, music is part of our human nature; this is why it is an instrument for peace and understanding. Diplomats and musicians should join efforts in working for peace. For me, this project has been a joyful extension of my duties as a diplomat and my essence as a person.”


Her Excellency Marlene Moses,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations
 

Her Excellency Marlene Moses

“This project was a unique and wonderful experience that I will not forget. Like diplomacy, it took practice, patience, trial, and error. Similar to multilateralism, we had to work hard to find the harmony. We won’t solve the world’s challenges with it, but music is a powerful force that transcends culture, ideology, and space. It soothes the soul and raises spirits. My sincere hope is that this album helps the world understand, if only for the length of a song, what lasting peace feels like.”


Her Excellency Simona-Mirela Miculescu,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations
 

Her Excellency Simona-Mirela Miculescu

“This album is a dream come true for me, because, since my arrival in New York, I’ve been planning to gather a few ambassadors to convey the message of peace in a different way than on the UN rostrum! Diplomacy and music create perfect synergies in spreading the spirit of peace! I am so happy and thankful I found the right partners in this endeavor – my distinguished colleagues from Canada, Cape Verde, Costa Rica and Nauru, the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, and the SAE Institute – and we managed to achieve all this under the magic wand of the extraordinary Gary Fry! While listening to these songs that I hope you’ll enjoy, please keep in mind that peace starts with each of you.”


Gary Fry,
Music Director, Ambassadors Sing for Peace
 

Gary Fry

“It was an exceptional delight for me to be involved with this groundbreaking project. I was amazed at the ‘hidden’ talents of these wonderful diplomats, and particularly enjoyed seeing the joy they took in making music together. It was a model and a terrific testament to the ability of music to create positive interactions among people from many different backgrounds. Also significant to me is the fact that the only other voices on the recording besides the ambassadors are those of young people. It’s beautifully symbolic that our hope for a more peaceful future resides in our youth, for whom caring and wise adults like the ambassadors provide the foundation. May the whole world someday truly sing together!”