Being deaf did not stop Finnish artist Signmark, a.k.a Marko Vuoriheimo from achieving his childhood dream of becoming the first artist in the world to close a record deal with an international music label.

Marko recently shared his talent with the participants in the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, which was attended by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth late October. Through his work, Signmark strives to change attitudes towards people with disabilities and minority groups.

In an interview with UNESCO on the sidelines of the Youth Forum, Signmark shares his thoughts on determination, multiculturalism, and achieving one’s goals. You can read the full interview here