Paris, 22 September—The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will name the young talented Mauritian singer Jane Constance as a UNESCO Artist for Peace in a ceremony that will be held at the Organization’s Headquarters on 26 September at 6.30 pm.
Jane Constance will be named 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.
As a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Ms Constance will lend her support to the Organization’s work in favour of the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Born in Mauritius in 2000, Jane Constance was blind at birth. She took up singing at the age of five and started learning to play the piano at seven. Ms Constance went on to study piano and singing at the Royal School of Music in London (UK).
In 2015, Jane Constance won the French television competition The Voice Kids and released her first album, A travers tes yeux, the following year.
UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma and prestige to help promote UNESCO’s message and programmes. UNESCO works with them to heighten public awareness of key development issues and of the Organization's action in these fields.