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“A tireless champion of sustainable development everywhere”

Honouring his “outstanding dedication and contribution to sustainable development”, the Bertelsmann Foundation awarded the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013 to Mr. Annan in Gütersloh, Germany, on Thursday 7 November 2013.

In his acceptance speech to an audience including the Vice-Chair of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Liz Mohn, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Mr. Annan emphasized that “human activity is the dominant cause of global warming” and urged governments “to make real progress towards an ambitious, universal, and legally binding climate agreement to be adopted in 2015”

You can read Mr. Annan’s full acceptance remarks in the Speeches section of our website, and visit our photo section for an album from the event.

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Arne Weychardt