Jun
15
2012

'Grace And Courage...'

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15 June 2012
'Grace And Courage...'
In Dublin on Monday Amnesty International’s prestigious ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award will be made to Aung San Suu Kyi.

The presentation, at 'Electric Burma',  will be made by Bono - it was originally announced from the stage when U2  played Croke Park in July 2009.

'It's so rare to see grace trump military might and when it happens we should make the most joyful noise we can. ' says Bono. 'Aung San Suu Kyi’s grace and courage has tilted a wobbly world further in the direction of democracy. We all feel we know her, but it will be such a thrill to meet her in person. How honoured we are that she should consider Ireland for her first real trip from home.'

From A Conspiracy of Hope in 1986 to a clandestine film trip to Burma in 2011, our new slideshow charts U2's long collaboration with Amnesty International and with Aung San Suu Kyi.
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7  Comments
falke - 16 June, 2012
Great
Isn't it great? Our prayers have been heard. Free at last!!
Koke-dera - 16 June, 2012
In tears watching her Nobel speech
Here it is: http://www.nobelprize.org/
andyval74 - 16 June, 2012
Felicidades
People, thanks for making a smiling world.. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, is one of the amazing citizen in this world... thanks for being...suerte!!
kyaw123 - 15 June, 2012
U2 360 tour in Sydney 14.12.2010
I would like to recall my memory on U2 360 tour in Sydney 14.12.2012. U2 and Amnesty International gave us a chance to collect signatures from U2 fans for Burma Campaign supporters and hold Amnesty International light torch while Bono sang Walk On. This was memorial moment for my life. I will never forget your support.
kyaw123 - 15 June, 2012
To Bono, U2 Band and all U2 fans
I would like to say Thank you very much for your long time support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and people of Burma.
bowieno - 15 June, 2012
Very Cool
Grace is very appropiate, as is Courage...A Great Day for Humanity, Hope and Freedom
febottini - 15 June, 2012
Happy
That´s gonna be a great moment in history! Aung San Suu Kyi is really an amazing woman and deserves this award. I´m ver happy!
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