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Kofi Annan

Chairman and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation

Kofi Annan – biography

Kofi Annan, the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and was the Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1997 and 2006. With the Foundation, Kofi Annan seeks to mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.

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  • Annan @ Work
    The Elders meet President Macron, applaud French climate leadership
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  • Annan @ Work
    The Elders condemn US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital as grave risk to peace
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    The Elders condemn Libya slave auctions, demand migrants’ rights respected
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  • Annan @ Work
    The Elders urge end of Yemen blockade to avert further humanitarian crisis
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  • Annan @ Work
    Campaign for Our World: The Courage for Positive Change
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  • Annan @ Work
    Transparency Is a Powerful Tool
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    Leadership and Governance for the Challenges of the 21st Century
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  • Annan @ Work
    The Elders stand in solidarity with Pope Francis on peace, refugees, climate
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  • Interventions - A Life in War and Peace

    Kofi Annan’s official memoirs

    During over forty years of service in the United Nations, the last ten as Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has been at the centre of the major geopolitical events of our time. As much a memoir as a guide to world order, Interventions provides a unique, behind-the-scenes view of global diplomacy during one of the most tumultuous periods in UN history.

  • We the Peoples - A UN for the 21st century

    A collection of Kofi Annan’s greatest speeches

    We the Peoples is a collection of Kofi Annan’s greatest speeches. It reveals how Kofi Annan‘s ideas and priorities emerged and were proclaimed. His words on war, peace, humanity, and ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ continue to resonate and offer many pointers for maintaining and developing the UN as a vital instrument for humanity in coming decades.

  • The Collected Papers of Kofi Annan

    Hardcover, 800 pages, English

    To provide a comprehensive understanding of Kofi Annan’s tenure as UN Secretary-General from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006, a team led by Professor Jean Krasno assembled thousands of selected papers from his period in office, including speeches, reports, interviews, off-the-cuff comments, correspondence, statements to the press and internal notes. This is the first time that the papers of the UN.

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