Legendary singer Stevie Wonder is set to become a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
The 59-year-old star has been recognised by the UN for his philanthropic work with several charities. The BBC is reporting that his special mission will be to help those with disabilities.
The UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has said that Wonder is ‘admired by millions of people and has given back to millions of people’.
Wonder will become the 11th UN Messenger of Peace and will join the likes of actor Michael Douglas and conductor Daniel Barenboim.
The singer lost his sight just after he was born and he then learned to play the harmonica, piano and drums by the time he was nine years old.
He has worked with several charitable organisations during his career, including the Employment of People with Disabilities, the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Junior Blind of America.