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    The Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address

    The Foundation, the Graduate Institute and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform announce the Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address, a high-level lecture on peace, as part of Geneva Peace Week. Featuring Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and New Humanitarian CEO, Heba Aly.

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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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    Is democracy backsliding in West Africa?

    Has COVID-19 played a role in democracy’s retreat in West Africa? Why does democracy’s backsliding matter? A panel of experts discuss these questions and more in our latest #KAFDialogues webinar. Photo:michal812/

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  • Annual Report 2020

    Building Resilience – 2020 Annual Report

    2020 was a year like no other. In most countries, the social fabric, although frayed by decades of growing inequalities, withstood the pressure of the pandemic. So, we have chosen to focus our 2020 Annual Report on humanity’s extraordinary resilience.

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  • Kofi Annan Commission

    Safeguarding the Legitimacy of Elections

    Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age puts forward urgent recommendations to governments and internet platforms to safeguard the legitimacy of elections.

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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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