Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder designated UN Messenger of Peace

United States singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder is joining the prestigious roster of United Nations Messengers of Peace to advocate for the Organization’s work, with the artist – blind since birth – championing people with disabilities.

Four new Messengers of Peace designated to raise awareness on UN’s work and ideals

Marking the International Day of Peace, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today designated four internationally renowned individuals – an equestrian, a conductor, an author and a violinist – to join the ranks of other United Nations Messengers of Peace raising global awareness of the world body’s work and ideals.

Annan appoints cellist Yo-Yo Ma as UN peace messenger for his music of harmony

As part of worldwide celebrations today marking International Day of Peace, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma as a UN Messenger of Peace, commending him for his dedication to bridging cultural differences between nations and for spreading a message of harmony through his music.

Student ‘peace messengers’ from Japan donate over $120,000 to UNICEF

Arriving in New York from Yokohama, Japan, a group of students designated as peace messengers today presented a donation of over $120,000 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Renowned scientist Jane Goodall named UN Messenger of Peace

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed renowned primatologist and environmentalist Jane Goodall as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, honouring her for a remarkable career that demonstrated her "dedication to what is best in mankind."