The UNODC Concert: Committed to the Cause Working to End Human Trafficking

Virtual concerts for a cause continue to answer the call on how to best raise awareness and funds during these unprecedented times. The latest music event: The UNODC Concert takes the main stage today with funds benefiting the cause to end human trafficking. Appropriately scheduled on World Day Against Human Trafficking in Persons – July 30th.

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The UNODC Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking Digital Concert

Actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino serves as host of The United Nations concert — a fundraiser for the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons to support victims of this horrific crime. The Trust Fund provides direct assistance to 3,500 victims a year through its NGO partners. The collaborative effort will raise visibility and awareness of the impact of human trafficking affecting thousands of people worldwide and show solidarity with the victims. Rukus Avenue will live-stream the digital fundraising concert through new technologies showcasing stellar musical performances and inspirational messages from many of the biggest artists in the world.

When & Where to Watch the Livestream



WHERE:  Exclusive Livestream. For tickets/donate:

THE LINEUP: Performing artists and special guests

Mira Sorvino, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and Actress [Host]
Ghada Waly, UNODC Executive Director
Nadia Murad, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Ozark Henry, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and Musician


Adi . AR Rahman . Arts for Justice Collective . BRËZ . Chloe Flower . Dan Davidson . Ellis Hall . Emmanuel Jal . Hoodini . Jane Charles . Jeffrey D. Brown . Julia Gartha . Leon . Madame Gandhi . Malik Al Nasir . Mayssa Karaa . Monica Dogra . Neeti Mohan . Ozomatli . Patricia Vonne . Ricky Kej . Ruby Ibarra . Rukus Avenue Radio Hosts . Sammy Chand . Satinder Sartaaj . Shor Police (Clinton Cerejo & Bianca Gomes) . Joss Stone . Vijay Iyer . Zia Benjamin

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Virtual Concerts for a Cause and Benefit

Virtual concerts for a cause and a fundraiser continue to explode since April, when we began first experiencing these livestream events as relief benefits for our healthcare heroes, and individual states relief funds. A few of the early on livestream benefits include:  All Together Now LA;   Band Together Benefit online Festival for NOLA; One World: Together at Home and Jersey 4 Jersey and Rise Up New York: The Robin Hood Relief Benefit. Three months later we see that virtual benefit concerts are taking the main stage more often.

Socially Sparked

Music helps soothe the soul and if ever there is a time to be Socially Sparked® – the Pandemic Era is the time. The response by the global community at large – especially – by our beloved music industry artists – warms our souls with genuine love. These artists, benefit producers, organizers promoters, the networks and streaming channels are using their celebrity and reach to aid causes near and dear to their hearts as well as to relief funds for their respective countries, states and cities. This outpouring of collective advocacy demonstrates just how wonderful humanity can be and is through times of trouble.  — Forever #SociallySparked  Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01