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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.

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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On the Rohingya issue, the military never accepted Kofi Annan's involvement, because he was widely seen within the military leadership as someone connected with the responsibility to promote an intervention, although our responsibility to protect has never been mentioned and used by the UN to stop the ...
Kofi Annan at 80: A HARDtalk Special. HARDtalk. Zeinab Badawi speaks to former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan as he reaches his eightieth birthday, before opening up the conversation to questions from the audience. In a career spanning six decades at the United Nations, he has ...

Kofi Atta Annan did not begin his illustrious UN career on the political or diplomatic side of the ledger. Rather, he was a competent manager of human and financial resources. After graduating from Macalester College in Minnesota, USA and post-graduate studies at the Graduate Institute for International ...
"It will help improve the situation in Myanmar, in terms of helping the Government implement the Annan...the conclusions of the (Kofi) Annan panel," he said referring to the panel, headed by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that has outlined long-term solutions to help end the violence and ...
The former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said he was worried about the use of language by world leaders over Syria. He told Hardtalk's Zeinab Badawi: "I think they have to find a way of engaging in a calm way and preferably behind the scenes. The sort of language that is being thrown around ...
Kofi Atta Annan did not begin his illustrious UN career on the political or diplomatic side of the ledger. Rather, he was a competent manager of human and financial resources. After graduating from Macalester College in Minnesota, USA and post-graduate studies at the Graduate Institute for International ...

The former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said he was worried about the use of language by world leaders over Syria. He told Hardtalk's Zeinab Badawi: "I think they have to find a way of engaging in a calm way and preferably behind the scenes. The sort of language that is being thrown around ...
Looking back at some of the media headlines from the past year, it is all too easy to conjure a bleak picture of the state of our world, and in particular the struggles younger people face on a daily basis. But now is not the time to lose faith in humanity. We must renew and strengthen our international systems: ...
It has put in place minimum requirements, a move it hopes will strip out free-riders in its ranks while bolstering its relevance, more than 10 years after the PRI's launch by then-United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan and a group of major institutions. And it wants its members to be more active in holding ...
Daniel Kofi Annan in a press statement Monday said he strongly believes the party needs "an achiever in his own right. ... It has come to my notice, a statement circulating on social media claiming that I, Daniel Kofi Annan, former National Vice Chairman, of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, have left ...
Robert Mugabe's allies claimed this week that he was being persecuted and they appealed to former South African president Thabo Mbeki, former UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan, and other African leaders to help protect him. It is not clear yet what persecution Mugabe's allies believe is in process or may ...
TRIBUNLAMPUNG.CO.ID - Wakil Ketua Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) Fadli Zon mengunggah sebuah foto dirinya dan mantan Sekretaris Jendral PBB Kofi Annan. Pantauan TribunWow.com, foto tersebut kemudian dikomentari oleh politisi Partai Demokrat, Zarra Zettira ZR. Zarra Zettira meminta agar ...
Laporan Kofi Annan terkait krisis Rohingya diawali pada September 2016. Saat itu, Aung San Suu Kyi yang menjabat sebagai State Counsellor meminta Kofi Annan Foundation dan Office of the State Counsellor untuk mendirikan sebuah Advisory Commission on Rakhine State (Komisi Penasihat Rakhine) ...
Former President of the Republic of Ghana- head of state for a combine period of nineteen (19)- Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that but for the intervention of a respected figure Kofi Annan who 'forced' him to open a foreign bank account, he had never owned any bank account outside the shores of ...
2007 – Founds the Kofi Annan Foundation, a non-profit promoting global sustainable development, peace and security. 2007 – Chairs the ten-member advocacy group, the Africa Progress Panel. October 17, 2007-March 2010 – Leader of the non-profit think-tank Global Humanitarian Forum, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
2007 - Founds the Kofi Annan Foundation, a non-profit promoting global sustainable development, peace and security. 2007 - Chairs the ten-member advocacy group, the Africa Progress Panel. October 17, 2007-March 2010 - Leader of the non-profit think-tank Global Humanitarian Forum, based ...
2007 - Founds the Kofi Annan Foundation, a non-profit promoting global sustainable development, peace and security. 2007 - Chairs the ten-member advocacy group, the Africa Progress Panel. October 17, 2007-March 2010 - Leader of the non-profit think-tank Global Humanitarian Forum, based in ...

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation Poll, has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The list which features individuals from diverse sectors including: Leadership, Entertainment, Advocacy, Education and Business has representation from 33 ...
Progress in the fight against hunger is patchy. New tools must target action to those who are most vulnerable. In 2000, the United Nations hosted the largest gathering of political leaders ever held. At that meeting, all 189 UN member states, plus leading development institutions, committed to the Millennium ...
Data can help to end malnutrition across Africa. Progress in the fight against hunger is patchy. New tools must target action to those who are most vulnerable, says Kofi Annan.
A committee tasked with implementing the recommendations of Kofi Annan's Rakhine State Advisory Commission says it has made progress over the past six months, highlighting the planned closure of three IDP camps in the state. By MRATT KYAW THU | FRONTIER. ALMOST SIX months after the ...
Four shot dead in Congo's latest anti-government protests. Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:45 a.m.. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Congo President Joseph Kabila seen shaking hands after a meeting in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. (ANJAN SUNDARAM / Associated Press).
"If the most technically advanced countries cannot protect the integrity of the electoral process, one can only imagine the challenges facing countries with less technological know-how”, Kofi Annan said. “In the absence of facts and data, the mere possibility of manipulation fuels conspiracy theories”.
Asia) Male, February 12 (newsin.asia): Dr.Abdulla Khaleel, the Secretary General of the Maldivian ruling party, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), has said that in his statement on the situation in the Maldives dated February 8, the former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, appears to have gone entirely ...
Male: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said that democracy, progress and public security in the crisis-hit Maldives are in a fragile state and called on the government to revert back to the law. In a statement late on Friday, Mr Annan raised concerns over the actions of President Abdulla ...
After asking for help from ex-United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw, or armed forces, have failed to put any of his recommendations into effect. Now, she has called on an old Thai friend for help. Former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai has agreed to head a panel with ...
Swiss President Alain Berset today called for the full implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission report to protect the Rohingyas and ensure their safe and dignified return. "A refugee crisis of this scale has put Bangladesh and the international community under enormous pressure to provide shelter and ...
In the recent past, he said, world leaders “worked with each other” and realized that cross-border cooperation was the only way to solve crises. “But today, we have lots of little men in high places, and they don't always seem to understand the risks we are all in.” “All that we need is one miscalculation,” he ...
FORMER United Nations (UN) secretary-general and chairperson of The Elders, an African progress panel, Mr Kofi Annan, says Zimbabwe is on the road to recovery and that ongoing national renewal processes will enable the country to reach its full potential. In a message congratulating Zimbabwe's 38th ...
“The world is particularly messy today” & lacks “strong leaders” – Kofi Annan on Global Conflicts | WATCH. 18.04.2018 at 7:00 pm By ... The former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an interview on BBC's HARDtalk with Zeinab Badawi talks about what is needed to tackle the world's conflicts. Speaking of the US, UK and ...
Only elections that the population generally accepts as fair and credible can lead to a peaceful and democratic rotation of leadership, conferring legitimacy on the winner and protecting the loser. Under the auspices of the Kofi Annan Foundation, I will now convene a new commission — this time, with the ...
How should such data be used? Should its use by others require our consent? To whom are those using our data accountable? These are the big questions that will shape the future of freedom. Kofi A. Annan is chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and a former UN secretary-general. Project Syndicate.
"If the most technically advanced countries cannot protect the integrity of the electoral process, one can only imagine the challenges facing countries with less technological know-how”, Kofi Annan said. “In the absence of facts and data, the mere possibility of manipulation fuels conspiracy theories”.
Abedin also quoted Kyaw Swe as saying that Myanmar will implement the recommendations of a commission led by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to improve conditions in Rakhine state, where the refugees previously lived. The recent violence erupted after an underground insurgent group, the ...
Asia) Male, February 12 (newsin.asia): Dr.Abdulla Khaleel, the Secretary General of the Maldivian ruling party, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), has said that in his statement on the situation in the Maldives dated February 8, the former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, appears to have gone entirely ...
Male: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said that democracy, progress and public security in the crisis-hit Maldives are in a fragile state and called on the government to revert back to the law. In a statement late on Friday, Mr Annan raised concerns over the actions of President Abdulla ...
Berset called for the full implementation of the report of the Advisory Commission chaired by Kofi Annan to protect Rohingyas and ensure their safe return to Myanmar. He said a refugee crisis of this scale had put Bangladesh and the international community under enormous pressure to provide shelter and ...
After asking for help from ex-United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw, or armed forces, have failed to put any of his recommendations into effect. Now, she has called on an old Thai friend for help. Former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai has agreed to head a panel with ...
They also urged the country to continue implementing the recommendations of an advisory commission led by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, and welcomed the setting up of an international advisory board to implement the recommendations, led by former Thai deputy premier Surakiart ...
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Swiss President Alain Berset today called for the full implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission report to protect the Rohingyas and ensure their safe and dignified return. "A refugee crisis of this scale has put Bangladesh and the international community under enormous pressure to provide shelter and ...
DACCA - Alain Berset sostiene il progetto dell'ex segretario generale dell'Onu Kofi Annan e auspica un ritorno sicuro dei rifugiati Rohingya nella loro regione d'origine in Birmania. Il presidente della Confederazione, in visita oggi al campo profughi di Kutupalong, nel sud-est del Bangladesh, ha potuto ...
The nation was only brought back from the brink when former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, succeeded in negotiating a kind of coalition government in which Kibaki was President while the laws were amended to accommodate Odinga as Prime Minister. We are afraid that history is about to ...
After asking for help from ex-United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan, Ms Suu Kyi and the tatmadaw, or armed forces, have failed to put any of his recommendations into effect. Now, she has called on an old Thai friend for help. Former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai has agreed to hold a panel, ...
"Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award." So Tina Fey perfectly ...
The story of this advisory panel is the same story as the Kofi Annan commission, and the same story as the repatriation agreement with Bangladesh. While the Myanmar army continues to purge the Rohingya off their native lands, Aung San Suu Kyi has made it her business to provide them with political ...
At the Kofi Annan Center, we led a sub region-wide study on the farmer-herders across West Africa, it has been presented to the mediation and security committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last year; are they telling me that Ghana's representatives have not shared the ...
President Akufo-Addo stressed that the Maputo Protocol “is the blueprint for empowering our women and young girls, who constitute 51% of Africa's population. In the words of my illustrious compatriot, Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General: 'Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.
2004: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan announces that UN staffers can receive benefits for their gay or lesbian partners if their country recognises same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships. 2007: The United Nations' first women-only peacekeeping contingent — made up of about 100 Indian ...
The Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was set up by Myanmar last year, to advise on ways of adopting the findings of an earlier commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. ARGUMENT WITH SUU KYI. Last week, in an ...


 

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