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BRIEF: Arch Desmond Tutu named Human Rights Global Treasure

South Africa celebrated Reconciliation Day on Wednesday, and what better way to do it than with a celebration of a national icon, and the inventor of the Rainbow Nation concept: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. 

The 89-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is a global treasure… but you already knew that. And now it’s official!

Tutu was named the Human Rights Global Treasure of 2020 by US-based NGO Article3.org for his courageous commitment to human rights around the world, from his past opposition to apartheid to his present outspoken stance against discrimination based on sexual orientation in countries like Uganda.

The award ceremony saw distinguished speakers lauding Tutu as a devoted advocate for marginalised communities around the globe. Halala Tutu, halala! 

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.

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