Music, like UN promotes international "peace of mind"

Midori, UN Messenger of Peace.UN Photo/Priyanka Shankar

Music and the UN both have the ability to promote international "peace of mind" and "emotional health".

That's the upbeat assessment of UN Messenger of Peace and concert violinist Midori, speaking at UN Headquarters on the International Day of Peace.

The Japanese-born American prodigy has championed the developmental potential of children through her Midori & Friends organisation that's brought music education programmes to thousands of children since 1992.

She was joined on Friday by fellow Messengers of Peace including Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Douglas, and Stevie Wonder.

Matthew Wells asked her what the benefits were of them getting together.

Duration: 3'10"

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