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Lang Lang Activity Highlights

2013 • September • At the United Nations Headquarters, Lang Lang joined an impressive panel discussion that included Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu to mark the first year anniversary of the launch of the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative. Lang Lang spoke passionately about the importance of education to help save and improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

2012 • August • Lang Lang appeared in a powerful public service announcement in support of UNICEF Germany to highlight that millions of children continue to be without access to safe drinking water.

2011 • July • In a new campaign, Lang Lang continues to use his star power to help raise awareness of the urgency to do more in addressing the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS – especially on the world’s most vulnerable children. 

2009 October • In New York, Lang Lang recorded a public service announcement for the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

2008 • October • At the Town Hall in New York, Lang Lang announced the launch of his new foundation and gave a special performance for children.  (Newsline)

2007 • April • In China, Lang Lang announced the launch of his own line of pianos in Beijing’s main Steinway & Sons showroom. Proceeds from the auction of the first ‘Lang Lang’ piano benefited UNICEF’s programmes for young people affected by AIDS in China’s Yunan Province.  (Newsline)

2005 • December • In Beijing, China, Lang Lang participated in the launch of the ‘Driving Dreams’ project, between UNICEF and car manufacturer Audi. The project was created to bring life-skills and sports activities to some 30,000 out-of-school children in over 150 poor villages across western China.  (Newsline)

2005 • May • In Tokyo, Japan, Lang Lang held a piano recital dedicated to the numerous Japanese citizens who have lent their support to UNICEF over the years. He also shared his experiences on being a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.  (Newsline)

2004 • December • In Berlin, Germany, Lang Lang launched the UNICEF flagship publication, State of the World’s Children 2005.

2004 • August • In Tanzania, Lang Lang raised awareness about the fight against malaria. In Rundugai village he participated in village health day activities, and awarded insecticide treated nets to mothers and children who have maintained excellent health records.  (Press release)

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