Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been awarded the Human Rights Global Treasure Award in recognition of his lifelong commitment to advancing peace, equity, equality and human rights.
The award, given by Article3.org, was announced on Thursday as part of the annual celebration of Human Rights Day, at a virtual event where peers paid tribute to “The Arch”.
Darian Swig, founder of Article3.org said “Archbishop Tutu is one of the most compassionate, unwavering and committed leaders for human rights and dignity.”
Tutu has always spoken up and taken action for those most in need of a voice and a spotlight.
“Archbishop Tutu’s lifetime of leadership and action is particularly timely at this moment. We are at the precipice, and the path forward for human rights will require us to extend unconditional love to others, be bold with our ideas, and commit to staying the course amid unprecedented volatility.
“Archbishop Tutu’s resolve and his heart can serve as a powerful guide for all of us engaged in this space in the months and years ahead.”
Archbishop Tutu’s commitment to human rights earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984,” the organisation said.