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‘One is never too young to become a leader’

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation, closed on 19th July the ‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ conference


Kofi Annan closed on 19th July the ‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ conference. His intervention, often humorous, was followed by a forty-five minute session of animated Q&A.

After an overall presentation of his career path made by Cornelio Sommaruga, former president of the ICRC and honorary president of Initiatives of Change International, Kofi Annan began his speech by saying how happy he was to return to Caux after his previous visit, in 2007. He then explored the challenges in human security matters posed by the economic environment, which evolved greatly these last few years. ‘I traveled the World and have talked to people, he said. People are angry; they don’t manage to pay their bills.’ According to him, there is a need to reestablish trust in the authorities.

Read the full story on the website of the Caux Forum