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Alan Doss named Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation

The Kofi Annan Foundation has appointed Alan Doss as its new Executive Director. Previously Mr Doss had served as the foundation’s Senior Political Advisor.


“Alan Doss’ outstanding experience in peace operations, development cooperation and humanitarian action gives him a unique perspective that will serve the Foundation well” – Kofi Annan
Geneva – 4 Septembre 2014 – “Alan Doss’ outstanding experience in peace operations, development cooperation and humanitarian action gives him a unique perspective that will serve the Foundation well” the chair of the Foundation, Kofi Annan, said.

“I am deeply honoured by the opportunity that Kofi Annan has extended to me. Conflict prevention and resolution, human rights and sustainable development, are the core goals of the Foundation’s mission. I greatly look forward to supporting Mr Annan in his untiring efforts to advance those goals.”

Mr Doss was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of the UN peace keeping mission (MONUC) with the rank of Under-Secretary-General until 2010.

Immediately prior to his assignment to the DRC, Doss was the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Liberia and head of the UN mission (UNMIL).

Mr Doss served in numerous UN assignments around the world over four decades.


About the Kofi Annan Foundation

Kofi Annan is the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and was the Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1997 and 2006. With the support of his Foundation, Kofi Annan campaigns for a fairer, more secure world by advancing peace and security, sustainable development, and human rights.