Who is Kofi AnnanKofi Atta Annan (; 8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018) was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from 1997 to 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organisation founded by Nelson Mandela.Annan studied economics at Macalester College, international relations at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization's Geneva office. He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996. He was appointed secretary...
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- The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
- Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
- Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
- More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
- Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
Comments about Kofi AnnanMedronheira: 1998-99 the freedom of east timor. the work of kofi annan, of the death of suharto and of comandante josé viana cabral, a fine civil sailor who was pr of amnesty international at a time in which it was not yet mercenairy.
Elyambalanet: the virtuous ripple effect of education for girls is so far-reaching that former un secretary general and nobel prize winner kofi annan once called it “the single most effective tool for development.”
Megadabest: in honor of black history month. my granddaughter and her classmates went to the un building/ united nations a few years ago to perform an african dance. ( she is taking a pic with kofi annan picture on the wall.)
Abellard_elvis: 2-2-2023 would the united nations like to explain this international criminal wanted for war crimes? "barrack hussain obama" crimes against humanity "human genocide" obama was charged in the continent of africa via filings former u.n. secretary general kofi annan ready for trial?
Straightthinked: knowledge is power. information is liberating. education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. - kofi annan
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