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    Democracy and Populism

    The developing world is an easy target for populists

    Kofi Annan recently traveled to Silicon Valley, where he met with industry and thought leaders to discuss the threats to elections and democracy in a digital age and spoke with Nathan Gardels for the Washington Post.

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    New Report: Democracy in Southeast Asia

    Download your copy of: Democracy in Southeast Asia: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

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    Malnutrition in Africa

    Data can help to end malnutrition across Africa

    Progress in the fight against hunger is patchy. New tools must target action to those who are most vulnerable, says Kofi Annan.

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    Extremely Together Wins Award

    Extremely Together Initiative Wins Digital Campaign Award

    The Foundation is pleased to announce that the Extremely Together campaign has won the ‘Associations and NGOs’ category of the 2017 Digital Communication Awards

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    Mediation and Crisis Resolution

    Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Final Report

    Towards a Peaceful, Fair and Prosperous Future for the People of Rakhine

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  3. Combatting Hunger
  4. Extremely Together Wins Award
  5. Rakhine Commission

Mobilising Political Will

Curious about what we do and how we do it? This short animation explains the Kofi Annan Foundation’s mission to mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.

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Our Mission

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    The knowledge needed to solve many of the world´s pressing problems already exists.

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    What holds us back is lack of leadership and political will to bring about change.

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    We mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights...

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    ...by convening and engaging leaders across the world. These are our projects:

Building lasting peace

Combatting hunger

Changing drug policy

Promoting youth leadership

Mediation and crisis resolution

Supporting democracy and elections with integrity

Extremely Together - The Guide

Countering violent extremism

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