Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been awarded the Human Rights Global Treasure Award by in recognition of his lifelong commitment to advancing peace, equity, equality and human rights. Times Live reports that the award was announced on Thursday at a virtual event where peers paid tribute to “The Arch” as part of the annual celebration of Human Rights Day. Tutu, who is an Elder Emeritus, was described as a “leader in addressing and ending apartheid in SA”, and who had continued to consistently advocate for those facing violence, discrimination, and marginalisation within their communities.