• Onuart Foundation - United Nations
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  • Daniel Barenboim
    december 10, 2016
We promote dialogue through art

To promote the presence of art in the domain of the United Nations, to favour understanding between cultures and societies and to promote principles that inspire the development of Human Rights


To strengthen the value of art as a catalyst for dialogue. Through art we stimulate debate at the highest level to inspire tolerance and understanding between Nations and cultures within all international organisations, seeking to achieve a more creative and less conventional approximation to each negotiation and each debate


To drive forward, promote, fund, organise or collaborate in actions that contribute to the artistic and heritage enrichment of the United Nations or other International Bodies

Our projects

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilisations Room

In 2007 Spain undertook to comprehensively refurbish Room XX of the United Nations Palais des Nations, which would later be renamed The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilisations Room. Together with the refurbishment, Spain undertook to donate to United Nations an important work of art that would be incorporated into the dome of the room. The chosen work was “Organic Project” by Miquel Barceló and the development of the project was carried out by the ONUART Foundation.

The Concert by the Understanding of Civilizations and Human Rights - Third edition 2016

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, the 75th of the start of the Second World War, the 70th of the creation of the United Nations and the 5th of the inauguration of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room. This was the time to propose to the United Nations the staging of a relevant function in the Room, an event that took the form of a concert for Peace and Human Rights. It was held on 10th December, World Human Rights Day. The Concert celebrates its second edition on October 2015, and we will celebrate the third one next December 2016.

First Mediterranean Concert, for the encounter of the Mediterranean Cultures

Based on the idea of using art as a powerful engine for promotion and development of societies, in Onuart Foundation we decided to promote a new event: the union of music and art to promote understanding among civilizations. Specifically between the Maditerranean Civilizations. This event was the First Mediterranean Concert, performed by a group of artists from different countries of the Mediterranean basin. A concert that starts with a first edition in the symbolic Hall of Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilizations and whose future issues arise in historical places of the Mediterranean.

Great Creators

Onuart Foundation has been honored to be able to count on its path to the privileged partnership of great creators in many facets, promoting closer links between art and the United Nations.

Miquel Barceló

An innovative, internationally renowned artist, Miquel Barceló is the author of the dome of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilisations Room, a 21st-century cultural jewel.

Juan Diego Flórez

He was charged with performing in the first Concert for Peace and Human Rights and was joined in this endeavour by the sopranos Pretty Yende and Fatma Said and by the Russian bass Sergey Artamonov. The orchestra, a selection of musicians from the System of Youth Orchestras, was conducted by Pablo Mielgo.

Joan Roca

The man recognised as the best chef in the world in 2013, whose restaurant El Celler de Can Roca has recently been chosen best restaurant in the world, designed the menu for the dinner that closed the Culture for Peace and Human Rights event in December 2014.