The Kofi Annan Foundation mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. In most cases the expertise and evidence needed to solve pressing problems such as poverty, armed conflict and poor governance already exist. What holds us back is lack of leadership or political will to identify and deliver solutions. The Foundation mobilises those who are in a position to influence and bring leadership to the world’s most pressing problems.
Founder and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Founder and Honorary President of FRIDE, Founder of the Club of Madrid and President of DARA.
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa of the United Nations (ECA).
Former Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund and a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, (2000-2010).
Former Director of Management, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Former Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York (2002-2004); former Permanent Observer of Switzerland to the United Nations (1997-2002).
Director of the United Nations Studies Programme at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs.
Kofi Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), and was the first Secretary-General to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. In 2001 Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Read Mr. Annan’s full biography.
The Kofi Annan Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation, legally incorporated in Switzerland in 2007 by Mr. Annan.
The Kofi Annan Foundation seeks to mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.
The Foundation has a small secretariat based in Geneva.
The Kofi Annan Foundation is an independent foundation funded by public and private donors. It takes particular care to ensure that funding sources are beyond reproach and that contributions are politically untied. If you would like to support our work, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to become a donor.
The Kofi Annan Foundation does not make grants and does not award scholarships, grants or funding to outside projects.
Invitations should be sent to email@example.com or by post to: Kofi Annan Foundation P.O. Box 157 1211 Geneva 20.
Media requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Kofi Annan Foundation P.O. Box 157 1211 Geneva 20.
Mr. Annan appreciates the requests he receives for autographs. However, due to the very high number of requests, he no longer signs autographs.
Vacancies are posted when they become available.