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  • Promoting Youth Leadership

    Preventing Violent Extremism in Somalia and Uganda

    Thanks to our Young Leaders, Extremely Together is scaling up its youth-led activities to prevent violent extremism in Somalia and Uganda.

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  • Kofi Annan Foundation Board

    The New Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation Board

    The interim chair of the Foundation, Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and the entire board are pleased to announce the appointment of Elhadj As Sy as the new chairman.

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  • An Intergenerational Dialogue

    Introducing the Kofi Annan Changemakers

    Together with Dr Jeno Staehelin and the Graduate Institute of Geneva, our newest initiative will bring together young and seasoned changemakers.

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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


  • 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.

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  1. Preventing Violent Extremism
  2. New Chairman
  3. Our Latest Initiative
  4. Democracy in Retreat
  5. 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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