1999 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu has taken on a new appointment – “Patron of National Braai Day” for South Africa. The term braai is Afrikaan for barbecue.
“There are so many things that are pulling us apart, this has a wonderful potential to bring us all together,” BBC reported Tutu as saying. “We have 11 different official languages but only one word for the wonderful institution of braai: in Xhosa, English, Afrikaans, whatever.”
The National Braai Day will take place on 24 September.
2000 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Xanana Gusmao was sworn in as the new East Timorese Prime Minister last Wednesday, together with the new Cabinet.
“I want to restore the trust of the people in the government and the rule of law,” Associated Press reported him as saying.
1999 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu has blamed the South African government’s delay in introducing a national HIV/Aids treatment plan for the preventable deaths from HIV/Aids.
Tutu said the anti-aparthied heroes would be shocked by the devastation wrecked by the HIV/Aids pandemic. “They would be glad that a more realistic plan was in place, but they would lament that too many died unnecessarily because of bizarre theories held [by those] on high,” Reuters reported Tutu as saying.
Click here to listen to Radio NZ interview with 2007 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Dr Hans Blix.
2007 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Dr Hans Blix delivered a keynote address to the Second Commonwealth Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference on International Humanitarian Law at Victoria University Wellington last Thursday.
Click here to listen to his address.
Bangladesh has released a commemorative stamp to honour Professor Muhammad Yunus’ Nobel Prize win.
The stamp featuring the inaugural 1998 Sydney Peace Prize winner was launched by Bangladesh’s Chief Adviser Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed last Wednesday.