Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stevie Wonder Named UN Peace Messenger

Grammy award-winning singer Stevie Wonder has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In this role, his special mission will be to help people with disabilities.

In making the announcement at a press conference this morning, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon referenced Wonder’s popularity with fans across the globe and his work with various charities, including philanthropic work with the U.S. President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, the Children's Diabetes Foundation and Junior Blind of America.

Having lost his sight shortly after he was born, the blind Wonder as a youth learned to play several instruments and in later years rose to fame and prominence as a highly successful singer songwriter.

Wonder is only the 11th U.N. Messenger of Peace, joining prominent figures such as Michael Douglas, Jane Goodall and conductor Daniel Barenboim. We at MaxiAids are confident that he will bring a passion and determination to the position that will allow him to bring much needed attention to the special needs communities and advance the cause of those with disabilities.

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