The United Nations Singers, founded in 1947, is a club affiliated to the UN Staff Recreation Council (UNSRC). Its members consist of current and former staff of the United Nations, affiliated organizations and national delegations, as well as members of their families and several talented singers from New York. They come from all walks of life and from all over the world. The singers perform folk songs and classical choral music from many countries in their original languages. They are designated by the UN as unofficial ambassadors of goodwill and convey a message of peace and tolerance and a celebration of other cultures and religions through music. They are a small-scale example of what international cooperation can accomplish.
The UN Singers aims to spread the message of peace and understanding among nations through the art of choral music and its vision is a world in which all peoples are united for peace.