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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? Join us May 19, 2021, as our experts discuss these questions and more in the next #KAFDialogues. Photo:michal812/

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  • STATEMENT: Joint Call to ASEAN on Myanmar

    STATEMENT: Joint Call to ASEAN on Myanmar by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Club de Madrid.

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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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  • Project Announcement

    Securing the Digital Environment for the 2022 Kenyan Elections

    With the generous support of the United Nations Democracy Fund, we will build on the findings of the Kofi Annan Commission and work with partners to contribute to a safe digital environment in the electoral process in Kenya’s 2022 election.

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  • Democracy & Electoral Integrity

    Eliminating violence against women in politics

    Discover our new policy paper about eliminating violence against women in politics, which highlights the barriers women face in their attempts to access political spaces, as well as the challenges they encounter if elected to public office.

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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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