About Us

Our Mission:

The Kofi Annan Foundation mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. In most cases, the expertise and evidence needed to solve the world’s most pressing problems such as poverty, armed conflict and poor governance already exist. What holds us back is a lack of leadership or political will to identify and deliver solutions. The Foundation mobilises those who are in a position to influence and bring solutions to those problems.

Our Values:

Impartiality, Independence, Inclusiveness

How the Kofi Annan Foundation works:

Private diplomacy
The Foundation provides counsel and participates in diplomatic initiatives to avert or resolve crises.

Public advocacy
Through targeted public interventions, the Foundation helps shape the public discussion of global issues and threats.

Convening power
The Foundation brings together leaders in diplomacy, business, politics and civil society to jointly tackle threats and crises.

Mediation & Crisis resolution
The Foundation provides its good offices, mediates, or intervenes in crises when it can make a difference.

The three pillars of a fairer, more peaceful world:

Peace and security
There can be no long-term peace without development.

Sustainable development
There can be no long-term development without security.

Human rights and the rule of law
No society can long remain prosperous without respect for human rights and the rule of law.