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    20th Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize

    In 2001, the United Nations and its Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.” To mark the 20th anniversary, we have selected 20 of Kofi Annan’s speeches.

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  • KAPS Forum

    The crisis of democracy in West Africa: KAPS Forum 2021

    The 2021 Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum calls on ECOWAS heads of state to adopt term limits following the two-day event in Ghana and online.

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    The Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address

    On November 4, the Kofi Foundation, the Graduate Institute and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform launched the inaugural Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address, a high-level lecture on peace, delivered by Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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  • Intergenerational Dialogue

    Meet the 2021 Kofi Annan Changemakers!

    A group of 12 exceptional young changemakers will embark upon a 6-month intergenerational dialogue with international leaders to discuss ways to tackle some of the most pressing challenges that they face in their efforts to secure change.

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    Urban Youth Building Peace in South & Southeast Asia

    Our latest research aims to uncover how and why urban youth may be vulnerable to recruitment by violent extremist organisations and identify and explore potential entry points to engage young people in preventing violent extremism.

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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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    Pillar 1 - Kofi Annan Foundation

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

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    Pillar 2 - Kofi Annan Foundation

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

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    Pillar 3 - Kofi Annan Foundation

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

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    Pillar 4 - Kofi Annan Foundation convening and engaging leaders across the world. These are our projects:

Electoral Integrity

The Kofi Annan Commission

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