In celebration of the 67th anniversary of the United Nations, a special concert starring Stevie Wonder will be airing on Centric TV this Saturday at 9 PM ET, and will also premiere on BET, Sunday, March 3rd at 11 AM ET.
The star-studded concert took place on October 24, 2012 in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The televised celebration will feature performances by Janelle Monae, Estelle, Sting, Wyclef Jean and more, along with duets by headliner and music legend Stevie Wonder.
United Nations Day, marked annually on the 24th of October, is dedicated to the global efforts and achievements of the UN since its founding in 1945. The observance serves as an occasion to highlight, celebrate and reflect on the Organization’s work for peace and security, peackeeping, development, humanitarian relief, human rights and efforts to protect and empower the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, refugees, women and children, and people with disabilities around the globe.
“It was such a spirited and fun night,” said Stevie Wonder. “A day and the desire for peace must always be recognized and celebrated.”
“We are honored to celebrate all the amazing work the United Nations does around the globe,” said Debra Lee, CEO & Chairman of BET Networks. “Beyond his incredible music career, Stevie Wonder has consistently used his voice to create a better and more peaceful world.”