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Monday 10 August 2020 | Written by Gray Clapham | Published in Small World


THE United Nations has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together – a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens across the region to work together and with the rest of the world in the fight against Covid-19.

The concert – hosted by Aunty Tala from the Laughing Samoans – will feature performances from entertainers from across the Pacific.

A statement from the UN that during the virtual concert, UN leaders, heads of state and celebrities would commit to supporting the fight against Covid-19, also calling on everyone at home to play a part by adapting to the new normal.

“This will be the first ever virtual concert to comprise primarily of artists from across the region and be accessible to audiences not only in the Pacific but around the world,” said Tofiga Fepulea‘i, the actor and comedian who plays Aunty Tala.

“I’m very proud to be part of this historic event. Now is the time for us to come together, to celebrate the strength and solutions that are possible when the Pacific unites,” he was quoted saying in the statement.

United Nations Resident Coordinator for ten countries in the Pacific, Sanaka Samarasinha said the concert would pay tribute to essential workers across the Pacific for the work they had done so far to prevent transmission and save lives.