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 United Nations Secretary General Kofi Atta Annan

Annan, Kofi Atta 1938, Ghanaian diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (1997), b. Kumasi. The scion of a family of Fante chieftains, he studied at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. (grad. 1961) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.A., 1972). Annan began working for the United Nations in 1962 (with the World Health Organization) and has been with UN bodies ever since, except for a stint as head of Ghana's tourist ministry (1974 76). He has special expertise in the areas of refugees and peacekeeping and in 1990 negotiated the release of UN staff and Western hostages held by Iraq following the invasion of Kuwait. Named (1993) undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations, he was a special representative to Yugoslavia (199596), overseeing the transfer of peacekeeping duties from UN forces to NATO. In 1997, Annan succeeded Boutros Boutros-ghali as secretary- general, becoming the first sub-Saharan African to hold the office. Accessible and affable, he has been a consensus- builder and has also worked to streamline the UN bureaucracy and improve strained relations with the United States.

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Upon receiving an honorary degree from the University of Ghana in 2000, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said universities should become primary tools for Africa's development - not only because they can help develop African expertise ...
The UNAOC was established in 2005 as a political initiative by Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general and co-sponsored by the governments of Spain and Turkey, IRNA reported.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will mark 57 years of independence on Friday, 30 June. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Mobutu Sese ...
In Mr Salame, the UN has finally found a candidate acceptable to all member states, and he has a wealth of experience, having worked as special Middle East adviser with two former UN secretaries-general, Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon. While others among ...
For one of the events, Freedom Festival are working with The Wilberforce Lecture Trust and Hull City Council to bring former Secretary-General of the UN and founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr Kofi Annan, to Hull for the prestigious ...
India is yet to reciprocate the introduction of Indian Studies in Israel with the launch of Jewish Studies, which would automatically include Israel Studies, in its academia.
The DRC is currently perilously close to the status of a failed state. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan recently suggested that the country is in grave danger after President Joseph Kabila's delaying of the elections that should have taken place ...
Mr Salame previously worked with former Ghanaian and Korean UN secretaries, Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon, as their special adviser on the Middle East.
In Lebanon, Salameh served as culture minister from 2000 to 2003 and later worked as an adviser to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to the U.N. mission in Iraq. Salameh will replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been the U.N. envoy in ...
On how she would manage human relationships at his new position, the nominee assured the committee she was a transformed person, and would apply the knowledge she acquired in a master's programme in conflict management at the Kofi Annan ...
In a rare statement, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that Kabila's refusal to hold elections "represents a threat to the stability, prosperity and peace of The Great Lakes region, and indeed for Africa as a whole.
It was the seventh UN secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kofi Annan who said, "young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation.
Sitting African leaders are reluctant to criticise Kabila publicly, but the Ghanaian former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and nine former African presidents have said Congo is in "grave danger" because of the failure to organise elections. Some ...
On how she would manage human relationships at his new position, the nominee assured the committee she was a transformed person, and would apply the knowledge she acquired in master's programme in conflict management at the Kofi Annan ...
The Irish photographer and 2017 Prix Pictet winner Richard Mosse says he was arrested last Thursday by undercover Greek police while peacefully observing ...
Councillor Andy Dorton, chairman of the Wilberforce Lecture Trust, said: "We are delighted to welcome Mr Annan to Hull. He is a prominent figure and the Kofi Annan Foundation seeks to mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development ...
In a rare statement, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned that Kabila's refusal to hold elections "represents a threat to the stability, prosperity and peace of The Great Lakes region, and indeed for Africa as a whole.
... to the intercession of Greek photographer Daphne Tolis, who told The Art Newspaper via phone that police let Mosse go after she impressed upon them that he was "a famous photographer who had recently been given an important award by Kofi Annan".
Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 and is Chair of The Elders.
The former UN secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, called the genocide the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War.
Helmut Kohl (left) meets with former UN Secetary-General Kofi Annan. UN Photo/Evan Schneider. Helmut Kohl (left) meets with former UN Secetary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali.
Kinshasa, 16 giu 09:34 - (Agenzia Nova) - L'ex segretario generale Delle Nazioni Unite, Kofi Annan, e altri nove ex capi di stato africani hanno lanciato un appello per chiedere elezioni in Repubblica democratica del Congo entro la fine dell'anno, come ...
"The launch of this appeal is extremely timely and we echo the concerns raised by Kofi Annan. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a powder-keg of human rights grievances that frequently spill over into violence.
Oud-topman Kofi Annan van de Verenigde Naties en negen Afrikaanse oud-presidenten waarschuwen in een rapport dat de toekomst van Congo in groot gevaar is. Het land verkeert volgens de staatsmannen in een politieke crisis doordat het land niet in ...
Kofi Annan addressed a full house of agricultural leaders this week at the biannual event AgriVision, organised by animal nutrition company Nutreco and held in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Congo's future "is in grave danger," according to a group of African leaders headed by ex-U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, which is calling for elections to be organized as soon as possible in the powder-keg African country. Congolese President ...
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is to visit Hull. Born in Ghana, Mr Annan held the post for nine years between 1997 and 2006.
"Prevention strategies addressing the root causes of crime hold considerable promise. They tend to involve partnerships among government, city authorities, civil society organisations and residents themselves.
Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Tuesday that Iran will send food to besieged Qatar.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that Iran will supply humanitarian aids for Qatar.
The same day, on the top of a different mountain, I visited a fully functional hipster coffee shop named (wait for it) "Coffee Annan" (like Kofi Annan), ordered a latte, and then sipped it while bombs went off in Syria in the distance which I could see ...
Photo: U.S. Special Envoy for the Colombian peace Process, Bernard Aronson, Addresses Conflict Victims. Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Department of State from United States.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that Iran will supply humanitarian aids for Qatar.
"Mr Annan is a prominent figure and the Kofi Annan Foundation seeks to mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.
Trump claimed he went to see Kofi Annan, the secretary general of the UN then, to offer to build a new UN headquarters at a fraction of the renovation cost, but he was rejected.
When I went to see Kofi Annan, I was actually quite excited because I thought that I could save this country, this world, everybody including myself, a lot of money just by sitting down and having a meeting.
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (R) and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi hold a news conference, at the government building Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden June 12, 2017.
"natural resource plunder is organized theft disguised as commerce," according to Kofi Annan, the chair of the Africa Progress Panel (APP).
Frank Augstein, Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, center, meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Pristina, Kosovo - Voters in Kosovo were casting their ballots Sunday in an early general election for the new 120-seat parliament.
Doha, Qatar - Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates signaled Sunday they may allow some Qataris to stay in their countries amid a diplomatic rift with the gulf nation.
Backed by the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan - who said Mrauk U is "arguably the greatest physical manifestation of Rakhine's rich history and culture" - an international commission released an interim report this year urging Myanmar to ...
The Working Group's experts will hold a press conference at the end of the visit, on 19 June 2017, at 12:00 hours, at the UNDP House, 5 Kofi Annan Street, Cape Point, Banjul. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists. The ...
Myanmar has launched its own domestic probe into possible crimes in Rakhine and appointed former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to head a commission tasked with healing long-simmering divisions between Buddhists and Muslims. Rohingya who ...
Three consecutive UN Secretaries-General - Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-Moon, and Antonio Guterres - all named Kang to important positions at the UN.
That term was previously used by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to describe the UN human rights Commission, the predecessor of the UNHRC, which was disbanded under his watch as it "had lost the world's trust.
Suu Kyi's government has so far resisted those calls, which came from a special UN commission chaired by former secretary general Kofi Annan. Farida Deif, Canada director for Human Rights Watch, urged Trudeau to use the meeting with Suu Kyi on ...
A girl wears thanakha powder on her face in a Rohingya refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine State, Myanmar. (Reuters). Shares10.
Ghana's Kofi Annan (a former UN secretary general) and founder of the Ashesi University, Patrick Awuah, have been named among the 100 most reputable ...
Former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan and founder of the Ashesi University, Patrick Awuah have been listed among the 100 most reputable people on earth for the year 2017.


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