Chinese pianist Lang Lang appointed Messenger of Peace

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Secretary-General meeting with Lang Lang

Chinese pianist Lang Lang has been chosen as a UN Messenger of Peace to boost efforts to improve education for the world's poorest children.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement during a news conference at UN headquarters on Monday.

Recent UN data indicates 57 million primary school-aged children were still out of school.

Mr. Lang has also been Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) for the past 10 years, helping raise awareness regarding child's right to quality health care and education.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 2’33″

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