Born into the life of a child soldier in South Soudan, this man has defied all odds to become an influential recording artist and activist. He launched a campaign for peace supported by A-list artists and leading figures from diverse fields, including D.M.C, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Richard Branson, President Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and many more. Since he received a World Citizen Artists Award, Emmanuel Jal has collaborated with WCA in various projects, including being part of the jury in the 'Compete for Peace - Not War' initiative 2018.
WE WANT PEACE
Born into the life of a child soldier, Jal has defied all odds to become an influential recording artist, actor and activist. He launched a renowned campaign to create global consciousness supported by well-known figures including Peter Gabriel, George Clooney, Richard Branson, President Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and more. Jal visits schools, universities, and communities worldwide as part of his 'We Want Peace' educational tour, and is involved in numerous other humanitarian projects. He was honored by Ban Ki-moon at the UN for his peace efforts in South Sudan in December 2013. Emmanuel believes “peace is justice, equality, and freedom for all,” and he has dedicated his life to creating more peace and solidarity in this world.