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  • The Retreat of Democracy in Central & Southern Africa

    Kofi Annan Foundation’s Head of Elections and Democracy Sebastian Brack shares his thoughts following our recent conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

    The three main takeaways


  • Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan’s ideals under the spotlight

    Just 11% of countries in Africa are politically ‘free’, and the average level of democracy, understood as the respect for political rights and civil liberties, fell in each of the last 14 years. 

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  • Annual Report 2018

    Building on an Extraordinary Legacy

    The Kofi Annan Foundation has designed and launched initiatives to assist countries and communities move forward on the road to peace. Find out how we do it in our Annual Report.

    Discover the report


  1. Democracy in Retreat
  2. Defending Democracy
  3. Annual Report 2018
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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

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

Electoral Integrity

The Kofi Annan Commission

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