Archbishop Desmond Tutu laureate of the 2012 UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has designated Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu from South Africa as laureate of the 2012 UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was selected by an International Jury in recognition of his exceptional contribution to building a universal culture of human rights at the national, regional and international levels.
The Director-General will award the Prize at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters on 10 December, Human Rights Day, at 5.30 p.m (Room I) in the presence of the Mayor of Bilbao, Iñaki Azkuna. Archbishop Tutu will be represented by his eldest daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.
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