UN / DESMOND TUTU OBIT

26-Dec-2021 00:01:08
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, describing him as an unwavering voice for the voiceless. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 26 DECEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY
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26 JULY 2013, CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

1. Med shot, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrive at conference venue
2. Wide shot, panel with High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Justice Edwin Cameron of the SA Constitutional Court
3. Med shot, Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaking at press conference
4. Close up, Tutu taking photo with participant
5. Close up, Tutu leaving venue

11 OCTOBER 2012, NEW YORK CITY

6. Med shot, Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaking at press conference
7. Wide shot, Gaicha Salmatou Agali, Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson at press conference
8. Wide shot, journalists
9. Med shot, Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaking at press conference

FILE – 1986, NEW YORK CITY

10. Pan right, Archbishop Desmond Tutu at press conference
11. Med shot, Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaking at press conference

19 DECEMBER 2013, LOCATION UNKNOWN

12. Close up, Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaking to camera
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, describing him as an unwavering voice for the voiceless.

In a statement issued today (26 Dec), Guterres said Archbishop Tutu was a towering global figure for peace and an inspiration to generations across the world. During the darkest days of apartheid, he was a shining beacon for social justice, freedom and non-violent resistance.

The UN chief said Archbishop Tutu’s relentless determination to build global solidarity for a free and democratic South Africa was fittingly recognised by the Nobel Committee in its decision to award him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

As Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, he made an immeasurable contribution to ensuring a peaceful, yet just, transition to a democratic South Africa. Guterres said Tutu’s great wisdom and experience were always communicated with humanity, humour and heart.

Archbishop Tutu was a steadfast champion of multilateralism and had important roles, for example, as a distinguished member of the United Nations’ Advisory Committee on Genocide Prevention, and on a High-Level Fact-Finding Mission to Gaza in 2008.

In recent decades, Archbishop Tutu continued to fight passionately for action on many of the critical issues of our time – poverty, climate change, human rights and HIV/AIDS, among others.

Guterres stressed that although Archbishop Tutu’s passing leaves a huge void on the global stage, and in our hearts, we will be forever inspired by his example to continue the fight for a better world for all.
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