Until Those at the Bottom Count

Published on 31 January 2009

A short but powerful statement by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Davos 09.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was interviewed in the WFP Tent at Davos following the screening of the documentary film "Pray The Devil Back To Hell", about a group of women whose prayer vigils and silent demonstrations helped spark a grass-roots peace movement that helped end years of war in Liberia.

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1984) who chaired the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission following the end of the Apartheid era in South Africa.  He is currently chairman of The Elders, a group of global elders including Nelson Mandela and former US President Jimmy Carter, working to help find peaceful solutions to global conflicts. 

[At the WFP Tent the cleric was surrounded by well-wishers and photographers. Some flash photography can be seen in the clip on www.wfp.org]

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Emilia Casella

Global Media Coordinator

Emilia Casella is WFP's Global Media Coordinator based in Rome. She has worked at WFP since 2006, serving also in Sudan and Geneva. Prior to joining WFP, she worked for 18 years as a journalist in print and television