Midori in Rome at the U.N. (February 2019)
On 14 February, Midori attends the 42nd annual Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the U.N. During the Governing Council’s opening ceremony, Pope Francis addresses heads-of-state, government ministers, and policy and development leaders. Midori performs for an audience of dignitaries including the Pope and speaks about her field visit to an IFAD-funded project in Viet Nam last December with her non-profit Music Sharing. Other special events, panels and interactive sessions include guests like 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg or Rwandan choreographer Sherrie Silver. The complete Governing Council is webcast. Here you can also read a webstory about Midori’s visit in Viet Nam, including a video.