April 8 marks Kofi Annan’s birthday. This year he would have turned 81.
On our founding chairman’s day of birth, the Kofi Annan Foundation remembers a great statesman, a committed internationalist, and a compassionate human being. The Foundation mobilises those who are in a position to influencer and bring leadership to the world’s most pressing problems. We invite you to watch the birthday video below and join our mailing list to stay informed about what we do and find out how you can be part of it.
“We remain determined to advance Kofi Annan’s vision for a fairer, more peaceful world. Such was his wish, and such is our mission.”
– Alan Doss, President of the Kofi Annan Foundation
Kofi Annan was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1997 and 2006 and the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Learn more about the life of Kofi Annan >
The Kofi Annan Foundation covers four main areas of work:
Supporting Elections and Democracy
The Kofi Annan Foundation advises countries on how to strengthen the integrity and legitimacy of their electoral processes and avoid election-related violence so that elected officials can govern peaceably in a climate of trust.
How we support elections and democracy >
Building Lasting Peace
We share insights on peace processes so that others can learn from the best practices of truth commissions around the world. We convene experts to elaborate on state-of-the-art practices of reconciliation.
More about our peace programmes >
Promoting Youth Leadership
Extremely Together is our youth leadership initiative. It unites 10 Young Leaders, all active in preventing and countering violent extremism in their communities and beyond.
Discover Extremely Together >
The Kofi Annan Foundation advocates the transformation of African agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security for all by mobilising leadership and high-level commitment.
How we trigger cooperation around combatting hunger >