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Louise Arbour

Board Member


Ms Arbour has a long and distinguished career in international affairs. She previously served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for International Migration.

She is a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. From 2009 to 2014, Ms Arbour was President and CEO of the International Crisis Group. She is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

“It is with great pleasure that I have accepted the honour to be part of the Board of the Kofi Annan Foundation. The Kofi Annan Foundation has a special place in the international arena for its ability to mobilise leadership and political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.”