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Honorary Ambassador for the 2010 United Nations Biodiversity Conference

To promote public awareness of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations has appointed the Japanese female singer and songwriter, MISIA, as the Honorary Ambassador for the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP10). As honorary ambassador, MISIA will work to bring attention in Japan and around the world to COP10 in Nagoya, Japan, to the issue of biodiversity, and to actions being carried out to support the objectives of the CBD during the two years that Japan serves as President of the CBD COP.
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COP10 Official Song “LIFE IN HARMONY”

In August 2010, MISIA produced a song “LIFE IN HARMONY” with David Foster, a world-famous music producer. In September, CBD Secretariat officially certified “LIFE IN HARMONY” as the COP10 official song. MISIA performed “LIFE IN HARMONY” at the opening ceremony for COP10 on 18 October and the closing event of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity on 18 and 19 December.

Activities and Press Releases

Read about MISIA's Forest project, Biodiversity X Project, Corals Conservation activities and more in MISIA's 2011 Activity Report.

On 31 March 2011, MISIA celebrated the first anniversary of her appointment as Honorary Ambassador. At this occasion, she presented a first report of her activities. Click to see her 2010 Activity Report.

Messages by MISIA

Since her appointment, MISIA has provided messages of support for a number of CBD events and initiatives:

Donation by MISIA

In 2006, the CBD Secretariat established a Museum of Nature and Culture. Since that time, numerous governments and organizations have contributed exhibits to the museum. On 1 November 2011, MISIA donated a fabulous silk kimono to the CBD Museum of Nature and Culture.