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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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The Montreal Protocol has been characterised by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as "perhaps the most successful international agreement to date.
The commission is not related to the Kofi Annan-led Arakan State Advisory Commission formed by Burma's State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to explore the root causes of interreligious tension and episodes of violence in the region.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan saw Vienna's role as engaging in the fight against uncivil society. This is a telling insight, but Vienna is much more.
The world record holder over multiple road race distances and formerly in the marathon, whom then-Secretary-General Kofi Annan named a UN Ambassador of sports in 2006, is an international sports ambassador for the world athletics governing body IAAF ...
The National Commission on small arms and Light Weapons in collaboration with the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) launch the small arms baseline survey report on Monday, 24th October 2016 at the Kofi Annan Institute in Accra.
FILE - A policeman stands guard as former U.N. chief Kofi Annan (not in picture) attends a meeting with local leaders at the Aung Mingalar Rohingya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Sittwe, Myanmar, Sept.
Despite his charm and diplomatic skills, there was nothing that former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan could do to prevent the US and Britain from invading Iraq in 2003.
"You can barely pick up a stone at the UN without seeing a need for reform under it," commented Mark Malloch-Brown, who served as former Secretary-General Kofi Annan's deputy in 2006. Besides addressing the need for a more efficient, merit-based ...
Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - The 25th Session of the Joint Campaign Planning Course (JCP) has been held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra.
The chief of staff of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council in the Eastern Region, Barima Yentumi Abodea, has debunked media reports that the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has summoned former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, to his ...
The King of Akyem Abuakwa, Amoatia Ofori Panyin II, has invited former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, to the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs to resolve a long-drawn-out chieftaincy dispute.
AngloGold Ashanti's (AU +0.9%) Obuasi mine in Ghana likely will remain under the control of illegal miners because the government is reluctant to alienate thousands of potential voters before elections, the Kofi Annan Center says. Ghana's Mineral ...
AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine in Ghana will probably remain under the control of illegal miners because the government is reluctant to alienate thousands of potential voters before elections, according to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping ...

Dingli Shen, a leading Chinese commentator, was an advisor to former UN secy-general Kofi Annan. He is a professor of international relations at the Fudan University.
It is now universally accepted that the Rohingyas are the most persecuted people of the world and that former General Secretary and peace Nobel laureate Kofi Annan has been requested by fellow Burmese Nobel laureate cum Chancellor of the Union of ...
The task to spearhead the US effort to herald in the new successor to Kofi Annan was left to the then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and neo-conservative ideologue who had been appointed UN Ambassador, John Bolton.
Ten years ago, Cartooning for peace was born. Plantu of Le Monde worked with then U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on a seminar called "Unlearning Intolerance.
Though officials from the ministries of defense and home affairs participated in Wednesday's meeting, former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, who leads the nine-member commission, did not attend. "The commission members met with us to study the ...
"You can barely pick up a stone at the UN without seeing a need for reform under it," commented Mark Malloch-Brown, who served as former Secretary-General Kofi Annan's deputy in 2006. Besides addressing the need for a more efficient, merit-based ...
In August, Suu Kyi appointed former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan to look into the situation with the Rohingya. More than 1 million Rohingya Muslims live in Myanmar, but they are considered stateless and have long been denied basic rights.
Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - The 25th Session of the Joint Campaign Planning Course (JCP) has been held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra.
The chief of staff of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council in the Eastern Region, Barima Yentumi Abodea, has debunked media reports that the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has summoned former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, to his ...
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has refused to establish a new UN headquarters in Baghdad unless countries commit troops for a special force to protect it.
The King of Akyem Abuakwa, Amoatia Ofori Panyin II, has invited former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, to the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs to resolve a long-drawn-out chieftaincy dispute.
Ban's tenure in turn followed the turbulent tenure of Kofi Annan. Annan is credited with charisma and media flair, but also drew controversy.
We are best placed to play the Kofi Annan role between my big brothers Musalia, Wetang'ula and Jirongo, because the Labour Party does not have a presidential candidate yet," he said.
While he might have had a tough time at first stepping out of the charismatic shadow of his predecessor, Kofi Annan, I am grateful for everything Ban has achieved in his quiet but decisive way.
... Kofi Annan, who presented Bhumibol with the U.N.'s first Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 for the more than 4,000 development projects the king initiated in agriculture, irrigation and public health, according to his official ...
AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine in Ghana will probably remain under the control of illegal miners because the government is reluctant to alienate thousands of potential voters before elections, according to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping ...
The German report, co-authored by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, also criticised Australia's "dismal" action on climate change.
As the United Nations' former Secretary-General Kofi Annan said when he presented the United Nations Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award to His Majesty in recognition of his extraordinary contributions in 2006: His Majesty "reached out to the ...
In August Miss Suu Kyi invited Kofi Annan, a former UN secretary-general, to head a commission investigating human-rights abuses in Rakhine.
Ban's tenure in turn followed the turbulent tenure of Kofi Annan. Annan is credited with charisma and media flair, but also considerable controversy.
Winnie the Pooh served as an honorary ambassador for the International Day of Friendship under former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Earlier this year, outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appointed one of the characters from the Angry Birds mobile ...
AngloGold Ashanti's (AU +0.9%) Obuasi mine in Ghana likely will remain under the control of illegal miners because the government is reluctant to alienate thousands of potential voters before elections, the Kofi Annan Center says. Ghana's Mineral ...
... challenges emerged, then United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan quickly moved to involve then American President Bill Clinton to play the lead role in mobilisation of international financial assistance for national reconstruction and ...
In August, Suu Kyi appointed former UN chief Kofi Annan to chair an advisory panel on Rakhine State that visited the area for the first time in September, but it has yet to go to the northern Muslim-majority townships.
Myanmar is fighting the world's longest running ongoing civil war, so what hope does Kofi Annan's new commission on Rakhine have of ending ethnic strife?
Notable past winners include former German Chancellors Helmut Schmidt and Helmut Kohl, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and the Israeli pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.
Meanwhile, 2001 laureate and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called the choice "unexpected but inspired." One Nobel Committee member resigned in protest when Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister ...
The peace accord designed and brokered by the troika of Kofi Annan, Emeka Anyaoku and Ben Obi and signed by Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari helped in no small measure to ensure that an incumbent African President voluntarily accepted ...
The Ghana armed forces has warned that it will use the required force to repel violent attacks by troublemakers during the upcoming parliamentary and ...
Kofi Annan - the possibilities are endless, that is really what I am getting out of it, I love that. "I have always had a relationship with that idea with our stuff, whenever we used to have stuff on RTE, I used to fantasise about a Japanese ...
I AM enjoying the debate about UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his chosen mediator between Zimbabwe and Britain, or more specifically, between President Robert Mugabe (pictured) and Prime Minister Tony Blair, Benjamin Mkapa.
Acting at the right time is good diplomacy. It is time for Bangladesh, a stakeholder in the Rohingya refugee issue, to invite former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan to visit the two refugee camps in Cox's Bazar and talk to the inmates. The ...
The Tutu lecture, inaugurated by the Dalai Lama by satellite from India in 2011, has since been delivered by Graca Machel, Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Tutu was hospitalised last month for recurring infection ...


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