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Massimo Ranieri

  • Director, Artistic/Stage

Biography

Massimo Ranieri has regularly participated in campaigns to draw attention to the less privileged in his home country, and he has often urged his audiences to show solidarity with the under- privileged.  At concert appearances, he often speaks about his role as an FAO Goodwill Ambassador and the plight of the poor and hungry, urging his audiences to support rights to survival.

On 2 July 2009, Italian singer Massimo Ranieri dedicated his concert entitled "Canto perchè non so nuotare", held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, to FAO. During the press conference preceding the event, he highlighted his role as FAO Goodwill Ambassador and spoke about FAO's mandate to fight hunger and poverty.  In the course of the event, from 19.30 hrs to 21.30 hrs in front of an audience of 7,000 people, two mega screens showed in sequence the WFD logo and many pictures of TeleFood projects.