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07.11.2017 - Honorary and Goodwill Ambassadors

Jane Constance joins the family of UNESCO Artists for Peace

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The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova designated the young Mauritian singer Jane Constance as a UNESCO Artist for Peace during an official ceremony, which took place at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 September 2017.

This title was bestowed upon Ms Constance in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, her work for their empowerment and inclusion and for her dedication to the ideals of the Organization.

“Jane Constance’s talent and her unique voice are appreciated and admired not only in her native Mauritius but also far beyond its borders. For millions of people around the world, Jane is recognized as a virtuoso of song, and as a vibrant advocate for hope and enthusiasm”, said the Director-General in the speech delivered on the occasion of this event. She also paid tribute to Jane Constance for raising her voice to support the persons with disabilities and commend her support to the Rainbow Foundation in this important domain.

In her capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Ms Jane Constance will spread UNESCO’s ideals to be implemented in the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and will promote the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) celebrated on 3rd December as well as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) celebrated on 28 September.  In her acceptance speech, Ms Jane Constance expressed her satisfaction to join UNESCO’s prestigious family of Artists for Peace and recalled the importance to encourage persons with disabilities. She also renewed her intention to support, though her performances and artistic career, UNESCO’s work implemented in this important domain.

In his speech, delivered on the occasion of this ceremony, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, Minister of Arts and Culture of Mauritius, emphasized Ms Jane Constance’s exceptional artistic career and thanked the Director-General of UNESCO for designating Jane Constance in this very capacity.

The designation ceremony, which was broadcasted live to Mauritius, was followed by a musical performance by Ms Jane Constance. 






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