The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is pleased to announce Sing for Hope as its official cultural partner for Summit activities.

The President of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Ekaterina Zagladina states, “I believe that the collaboration between the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and Sing for Hope will bring mutual benefits to both organizations and will enrich the cultural program of the Summits in the coming years.”

Sing for Hope Co-Founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora respond, “We firmly believe in the inclusion of the arts and culture in global convenings centering on social change, and we’ve seen the power of this firsthand. As Sing for Hope continues to pilot our international expansion, we are energized to partner with the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to amplify our shared resonance and impact.” 

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is internationally recognized as the most important annual event in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders, organizations, students, and professors from around the globe since 1999. Over the last fourteen years, the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates have been honoured with participation from numerous Nobel Peace Laureate individuals and organizations, including: President Mikhail Gorbachev, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Shimon Peres, President Lech Walesa, President Jimmy Carter, President José Ramos-Horta, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Lord David Trimble, Professor John Hume, President Kim Dae Yung, and other recognized leaders. The Summit is held annually in different locations across the globe in cooperation with the participant cities and with the support of a number of Nobel Peace Laureate foundations and organizations. The next Summit will mark the 20th anniversary since it was founded in 1999 to be celebrated in Merida, Yucatan (Mexico) in September, 2019 at the 17th edition of the Summit.

The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Piacenza, Italy.

Sing for Hope harnesses the power of the arts to create a better world. Through dynamic education, healthcare, and global initiatives, Sing for Hope activates creativity in schools, hospitals, refugee camps, and public spaces for millions of people worldwide. Founded in New York City in 2006, Sing for Hope partners with hundreds of community-based organizations, mobilizes thousands of artists in creative service, and has placed 500+ artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos in public spaces for everyone to enjoy. 

Serving on Sing for Hope Board of Directors are some of the world’s key cultural leaders, including Jon Batiste, Andrea Bocelli, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Damian Woetzel, Ann Ziff, and 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Sing for Hope’s Artist Partner Roster features artists from almost every discipline: actors, musicians, dancers, choreographers, composers, designers, directors, and more. The dedicated involvement of these Artist Partners affords Sing for Hope a vast scope, allowing its programs to reach millions of people each year.

The working relationship between Sing for Hope and the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates began in 2012, when Sing of Hope Co-Founder Monica Yunus opened the grand gala of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago in honor of the Summit’s special guest, Bill Clinton. Thanks to the official partnership between the two organizations, future World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will feature dynamic Sing for Hope performances designed to honor and illuminate the far-ranging work and nations represented by the assembled Laureates. In addition to these specially curated performances, the partnership will also comprise a range of creative youth initiatives, including a shared curriculum centered on the practice of Citizen Artistry.

For more information, visit www.nobelpeacesummit.com and www.singforhope.org

 

About The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates 

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is internationally recognized as the most important annual event in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders, organizations, students, and professors from around the globe since 1999. Over the last fourteen years, the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates have been honoured with participation from numerous Nobel Peace Laureate individuals and organizations, including: President Mikhail Gorbachev, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Shimon Peres, President Lech Walesa, President Jimmy Carter, President José Ramos-Horta, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Lord David Trimble, Professor John Hume, President Kim Dae Yung, and other recognized leaders. The Summit is held annually in different locations across the globe in cooperation with the participant cities and with the support of a number of Nobel Peace Laureate foundations and organizations, the next Summit to be held in September 2019 in Merida, Mexico. The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Piacenza, Italy. More information can be found at www.nobelpeacesummit.com.

About Sing for Hope

Since 2006, Sing for Hope has harnessed the power of the arts to create a better world. Through dynamic education, healthcare, and global initiatives, Sing for Hope activates creativity in schools, hospitals, refugee camps, and public spaces for millions of people worldwide. We champion art for all because we believe the arts have an unmatched capacity to uplift, unite, and heal.

Sing for Hope’s programs include:

  • SING FOR HOPE PIANOS — 500+ artist-created pianos placed in NYC’s public spaces for all to enjoy, then transported to permanent homes in schools and hospitals, impacting 2 million+ New Yorkers & visitors.
  • SING FOR HOPE YOUTH ARTS — Dynamic arts programming created in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, engaging 80,000+ students and community members in 180 schools.
  • SING FOR HOPE HEALING ARTS — Collaborative concerts, bedside performances, and creative workshops serving 16,000+ patients & caregivers at 25 healthcare sites across the city.
  • SING FOR HOPE GLOBAL — A three-tiered initiative bringing creative arts programs to relief sites and mass transit hubs worldwide, while driving the international movement for increased inclusion of the arts in global convenings on social change.

More information can be found at www.singforhope.org.

Monica Yunus is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. Ms. Yunus has performed with the world’s leading opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, The Zouk Festival, and in recitals in Spain, Guatemala, and her native Bangladesh. She has been named a 2016 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, honored with a 21st Century Leaders Award, as “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1, and named one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, she has performed and spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations. The daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Ms. Yunus is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Camille Zamora is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. An internationally acclaimed soprano, she has appeared with collaborators ranging from Placido Domingo to Sting, with ensembles including London Symphony and Glimmerglass Opera, and in live broadcasts on NPRBBC RadioDeutsche Radio and Sirius. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she has been recognized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and named one of CNN’s Most Intriguing People, NY1‘s “New Yorker of the Week” and one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A regular contributor to The Huffington Post and a leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, Camille has performed and spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations.