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    Electoral Integrity

    The Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

    “Technology does not stand still; neither can democracy.” – Kofi Annan

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    Kofi Annan

    1938 – 2018

    It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness.

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    Chairman of the Board

    Jenö Staehelin appointed as Interim Chair of the Board

    The Board of the Kofi Annan Foundation is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jenö Staehelin as Interim Chair of the Board, following the passing of Kofi Annan, who was the Founder and Chair from 2008 – 2018

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    2017 Annual Report:

    Road to Peace

    This year we mark the tenth anniversary of the Kofi Annan Foundation with a special, interactive annual report: Road to Peace.

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    Don't just wish, do. Donate.

    Join Us on the Road to Peace

    Since its creation 10 years ago, the Kofi Annan Foundation has worked to break down the barrier on the road peace. Now, for the first time, we ask you to join us on our journey.

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    Mediation and Crisis Resolution

    Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Lessons Learned Report

    The Advisory Commission on Rakhine State represented an innovative approach to peacebuilding. The lessons learned have now been identified in a new report: Read the report


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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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