UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
3 December Event
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.
The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to arrange events and activities to commemorate the Day.
Born blind in 2000, Jane Constance started singing and learning the piano at a tender age. She went on to study piano and singing at the Royal School of Music in London and in 2015, won the French television competition The Voice Kids and released her first album the following year. In 2017, she was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace for her commitment to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities and her work for their empowerment and inclusion.
Eijin Nimura has established a brilliant career as a violinist, performing concertos with leading orchestras both at home and abroad over the years; at the same time, as an “UNESCO Artist for Peace”, he is actively engaged in efforts that contribute to society through music.