China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe

The China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in July 2007. The Troupe received this title in recognition of its role in promoting UNESCO’s activities in Inclusion and Quality Learning Enhancement; and its contribution, through performing arts, to the propagation and promotion of peace, tolerance and hope.

Their dazzling performances make them a symbol of hope, solidarity and remarkable advocates of UNESCO’s activities in the field of inclusion and quality learning enhancement, within the framework of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Troupe has acquired international recognition appearing in some of the most prestigious venues in the world such as the Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Sydney Opera. They participated in the closing ceremony of the 2004 Paralympics Games in Athens and the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

In June 2007, they performed at UNESCO Headquarters for the representatives of the Organization’s Member States.

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