Stevie Wonder Named United Nations Messenger Of Peace


The chief of the United Nations is naming Stevie Wonder the organization’s messenger of peace. Through his new position Stevie will promote U.N. ideals and place an emphasis on people with disabilities. During his induction ceremony Thursday, his activism in the 1980s against apartheid in South Africa and for a national holiday in the United States honoring Martin Luther King Jr, was cited.

Stevie joins the likes of ten other celebrities previously chosen for the position, including actors George Clooney and Michael Douglas, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and primatologist Jane Goodall.