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UN: Holiday Greetings From Stevie Wonder

Holiday Greetings From United Nations Messenger of Peace, Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder was officially recognized recently by The United Nations as a Messenger of Peace. His inspirational anthem "All About The Love Again" received recognition with a Grammy nomination.
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Dec 28, 2009 - Stevie Wonder recently joined 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.

In related news, Wonder's recent release, the inspirational anthem "All About The Love Again" was recognized by The Recording Academy with a Grammy® nomination in the Best Pop Male Vocal category. Stevie Wonder has been awarded the most Grammy® Awards for a Male Artist in history.

"Our newest Messenger of Peace is someone who is admired by millions of people and has given back to millions of people," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. "Stevie Wonder's activism has been pivotal in US and world events," the UN noted, citing the 1983 campaign he spearheaded to make Martin Luther King Day a national holiday in the US, and his advocacy for ending apartheid in South Africa.

Wonder's career as a recording artist has reflected his concern with humanitarian issues. He has written, produced and/or performed songs relative to charities in support of disabilities, AIDS, cancer, diabetes, hunger and homelessness, domestic abuse and many other causes on behalf of children and adults.


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