U2 & Manager Named Ambassador Of Conscience
Music isn't the only field U2 puts deep concern on. Instead, the Irish rock band also is conscious about political and social issue. Thus, to honor their getting involved in those fields, members of the band as well as their manager Paul McGuinness have been given the Ambassador Of Conscience Award by Amnesty International.
Irene Khan, the Secretary General of the human-rights organization, commented "From Live Aid in 1985 and Amnesty International's 1986 Conspiracy Of Hope tour, through to Live 8 this past July, U2 has arguably done more than any other band to highlight the cause of global human rights in general and Amnesty International's work in particular."
Also she added "Their leadership in linking music to the struggle for human rights and human dignity worldwide has been ground-breaking and unwavering. They have inspired and empowered millions with their music and by speaking out on behalf of the poor, the powerless, and the oppressed." U2 and McGuinness received the award from Art For Amnesty's founder Bill Shipsey.
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