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Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan

In office
January 1, 1997 – January 1, 2007
Preceded by Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Succeeded by Ban Ki-moon

Born April 8, 1938 (1938-04-08) (age 69)
Kumasi, Gold Coast
Nationality Ghanaian
Spouse Titi Alakija (divorced)
Nane Maria Annan
Religion Christian[1]
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Kofi Atta Annan GCMG (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. Annan was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. Download high resolution version (600x827, 134 KB)Kofi Annan speaks to the media at Palazzo Chigi during a visit to Rome, Italy, February 17 to 19, 2003. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي Coptic: BOYTPOC BOYTPOC ΓΑΛΗ) (born November 14, 1922) is an Egyptian diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996. ... IPA pronunciation: This is a Korean name; the family name is Ban Ban Ki-moon (born June 13, 1944)[1] is a South Korean diplomat and the current Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region of Ghana. ... Flag of Gold Coast Map from 1896 of the British Gold Coast Colony. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ...

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Early years and family

Kofi Annan (IPA: /ˈkoʊfiˈʔænən/[2]) was born to Victoria and Henry Reginald Annan in the Kofandros section of Kumasi, Ghana. He is a twin, an occurrence that is regarded as special in Ghanaian culture. His twin sister Efua Atta, who died in 1991, shares the middle name 'Atta', which in Fante and Akan means 'twin'. As with most Akan names, his first name indicates the day of the week he was born: Kofi denotes a boy born on a Friday. The name Annan can indicate that a child was the fourth in the family, but in Annan's family at some time in the past it became a family name, which Annan inherited from his parents. In his earlier years at the UN, Annan's last name had widely been mispronounced like "anon"; Annan has let it be known that he pronounces his name to rhyme with "cannon" (/ˈænən/).[2] Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region of Ghana. ... For other uses, see Twin (disambiguation). ... Ghana is a country of 22 million people comprising over 60 ethnic groups. ... Twi language edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Akan language(s) edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the most famous Akan speaker. ... The Akan people frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born. ...


Annan's family was part of the country's elite; both of his grandfathers and his uncle were tribal chiefs. His father was Asante and Fante; his mother was Fante. Annan's father worked for a long period as an export manager for the Lever Brothers cocoa company.[citation needed] Flag of the Ashanti people The Ashanti (also Asante) are a major ethnic group from Africa who speak a dialect of Akan. ... The MFantsefo or Fanti are an ethnic group mainly gathered in the south-western coastal region of Ghana, with some also in the Côte dIvoire. ... The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) and his brother James. ... For other uses, see Cocoa (disambiguation). ...


Annan is married to Nane Maria Annan, a Swedish lawyer and artist who is the half-niece of Raoul Wallenberg. He has two children, Kojo and Ama, from his previous marriage to a Nigerian woman, Titi Alakija, whom he divorced in the late 1970s. Annan also has one step-child, Nina Cronstedt de Groot, Nane's daughter from a previous marriage. Raoul Gustav Wallenberg (August 4, 1912 – July 16, 1947?)[1][2][3] was a Swedish humanitarian sent to Budapest, Hungary under diplomatic cover to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. ... Kojo Annan (born July 1973 in Geneva, Switzerland) is the son of ex-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. ...


Education

From 1954 to 1957, Annan attended the elite Mfantsipim school, a Methodist boarding school in Cape Coast founded in the 1870s. Annan has said that the school taught him "that suffering anywhere concerns people everywhere". In 1957, the year Annan graduated from Mfantsipim, Ghana became the first British colony in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Mfantsipim_School. ... For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 1958, Annan began studying for a degree in economics at the Kumasi College of Science and Technology, now the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology of Ghana. He received a Ford Foundation grant, enabling him to complete his undergraduate studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, in 1961. Annan then did a DEA degree in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Institut universitaire des hautes études internationales IUHEI) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1961–62, later attending the MIT Sloan School of Management (1971–72) Sloan Fellows program and receiving a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a technical university located in Kumasi,Ghana. ... The Ford Foundation is a charitable foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that promote democracy, reduce poverty, promote international understanding, and advance human achievement. ... Macalester College is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... In France, a DEA (diplôme détudes approfondies, or diploma of advanced studies) is a former postgraduate degree. ... Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), based in Geneva in Switzerland, is one of the worlds leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international studies, most notably of their historic, judicial, economic, political and social aspects. ... Coat of arms of the Canton of Geneva Coat of arms of the City of Geneva Geneva (French: Genève, German: Genf, Italian: Ginevra, Romansh Genevra, Spanish: Ginebra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich), located where Lake Geneva (French: Lac de Genève or Lac L... The MIT Sloan School of Management is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is one of the worlds leading business schools, conducting research and teaching in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, strategic management, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, supply chain... The Sloan Fellows program is a mid-career masters degree in general management supported by the Alfred Sloan Foundation. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... The MIT Sloan School of Management is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is one of the worlds leading business schools, conducting research and teaching in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, strategic management, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, supply chain...


Annan is fluent in English, French, Kru, other dialects of Akan, and other African languages. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Kru languages belong to the Niger-Congo language family and are spoken in the area ranging from the south-east of Liberia to the east of Côte dIvoire. ... Twi language edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Akan language(s) edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the most famous Akan speaker. ... Map showing the distribution of African language families and some major African languages. ...


Early career

In 1962, Annan started working as a Budget Officer for the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations. From 1974 to 1976, he worked as the Director of Tourism in Ghana. Annan then returned to work for the United Nations as an Assistant Secretary-General in three consecutive positions: Human Resources Management and Security Coordinator, from 1987 to 1990; Program Planning, Budget and Finance, and Controller, from 1990 to 1992; and Peacekeeping Operations, from March 1993 to February 1994. WHO redirects here. ... Tourist redirects here. ...


The chain of events which lead up to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide unfolded while Annan was heading up Peacekeeping Operations. In his book Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, Canadian ex-General Roméo Dallaire, who was force commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, claims that Annan was overly passive in his response to the incipient genocide. Gen. Dallaire explicitly asserts that Annan held back U. N. troops from intervening to settle the conflict, and from providing more logistical and material support. In particular, Dallaire claims that Annan failed to provide any responses to his repeated faxes asking him for access to a weapons depository, something that could have helped defend the endangered Tutsis. Dallaire concedes, however, that Annan was a man whom he found extremely "committed" to the founding principles of the United Nations. The Rwandan Genocide was the 1994 mass killing of the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutu sympathizers in Rwanda and was the largest atrocity during the Rwandan Civil War. ... Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda (ISBN 0-7867-1510-3 / ISBN 0-7867-1487-5) is a book by Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire of the Canadian Armed Forces, with help from Major Brent Beardsley. ... Lieutenant-General Roméo Alain Dallaire, OC, CMM, GOQ, MSC, CD (born June 25, 1946 in Denekamp, The Netherlands) is a French Canadian senator, humanitarian, author and retired general. ... The United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda was a relief mission instituted by the United Nations to aid the implementation of the Arusha Accords, signed August 4, 1993 in order to ease tensions between the Hutu-dominated Rwandese government and the Tutsi rebels (for the most part centered in the... The Tutsi are one of three native peoples of the nations of Rwanda and Burundi in central Africa, the other two being the Twa and the Hutu. ...


Annan served as Under-Secretary-General until October 1995, when he was made a Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the former Yugoslavia, serving for five months in that capacity before returning to his duties as Under-Secretary-General in April 1996. Motto Brotherhood and Unity Anthem Hey, Slavs Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throughout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ...


Secretary-General of the United Nations

On December 13, 1996, Annan was recommended by the United Nations Security Council to be Secretary-General,[3] and was confirmed four days later by vote of the General Assembly.[4] Annan took the oath of office without delay, starting his first term as Secretary-General on January 1, 1997. Annan replaced outgoing Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt, becoming the first person from a black African nation to serve as Secretary-General. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... “Security Council” redirects here. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA, UNGA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي Coptic: BOYTPOC BOYTPOC ΓΑΛΗ) (born November 14, 1922) is an Egyptian diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996. ...


Annan's tenure as Secretary-General was renewed on January 1, 2002, in an unusual deviation from informal policy. The office usually rotates among the continents, with two terms each; since Annan's predecessor Boutros-Ghali was also an African, Annan normally would have served only one term and Annan's re-appointment indicated his unusual popularity.


Mark Malloch Brown succeeded Louise Frechette as Annan's Deputy Secretary-General in April 2004. Sir Mark Malloch Brown KCMG (born 1953 in England), a British national, was briefly United Nations Deputy Secretary-General. ... Louise Fréchette (born July 16, 1946 in Montreal) is the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and a long-time Canadian diplomat and public servant. ...


In April 2001, he issued a five-point "Call to Action" to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As Secretary-General, Annan saw this pandemic as a "personal priority" and proposed the establishment of a Global AIDS and Health Fund in an attempt to stimulate the increased spending needed to help developing countries confront the HIV/AIDS crisis. Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... A pandemic (from Greek παν pan all + δήμος demos people) is an epidemic that spreads through human populations across a large region (for example a continent), or even worldwide. ... The Global Health and Aids Fund was a proposal created by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to create one world governing body on the epidemics of AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and other life threating diseases. ...


On December 10, 2001, Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world". Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ...


During the buildup to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Annan called on the United States and the United Kingdom not to invade without the support of the United Nations. In a September 2004 interview on the BBC, Annan was asked about the legal authority for the invasion, and responded, "from our point of view, from the charter point of view it was illegal."[5][6] This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Anglo-American 2003 Invasion of Iraq. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Annan supported sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Darfur, Sudan, and worked with the government of Sudan to accept a transfer of power from the African Union peacekeeping mission to a UN one. Annan also worked with several Arab and Muslim countries on women's rights and other topics. Nuala O'Loan, the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland recently stated, "I imagine that if Kofi Annan saw somebody abusing human rights he would kick them in the knee". The United Nations Mission In Sudan or UNMIS is the mission of the United Nation designed to provide humanitarian support the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the government of Sudan and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement on January 9, 2005. ... Combatants JEM factions NRF alliance Janjaweed SLM (Minnawi)  Sudan African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Commanders Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed Diraige Omar al-Bashir Minni Minnawi Luke Aprezi Strength N/A N/A 7,000 The Darfur conflict is a crisis in the... Anthem Let Us All Unite and Celebrate Together [1] Administrative Centre Largest city Cairo, Egypt Working languages Arabic English French Portuguese Swahili Membership 53 African states Leaders  -  Chairman John Kufuor  -  Alpha Oumar Konaré Establishment  -  as the OAU May 25, 1963   -  as the African Union July 9, 2002  Area  -  Total 29... AMIS soldier (CIDA, 2005) “AMIS” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Islamic countries may be defined as either the countries which have Muslims making up more than half of their population, or as countries which have Islam as an official religion or countries where the most popular religion is Islam. ... The term women’s rights typically refers to freedoms inherently possessed by women and girls of all ages, which may be institutionalized or ignored and/or illegitimately suppressed by law or custom in a particular society. ... Nuala OLoan the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Nuala OLoan is the first Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. ...


Beginning in 1998 Annan convened an annual UN Security Council Retreat with 15 States representatives of the Council at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) Conference Center at the Rockefeller family estate at Pocantico, which was sponsored by both the RBF and the UN.[7] Along with his wife he also attended the Playhouse at the family estate on the occasion of Brooke Astor's 100th birthday celebration (see Kykuit).[8] He is a strong supporter and guest of the family's Asia Society in New York.[9] The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), (Philanthropy for an Interdependent World), is the principal philanthropic organisation created and run by members of the Rockefeller family. ... The Rockefeller family, the family of John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) (Senior) and his brother William Rockefeller (1841-1922), is an American industrial, banking, philanthropic, and political family of German American origin that made the worlds largest private fortune in the oil business during the late 19th and early... Brooke Astor (March 30, 1902 - August 13, 2007) was an American socialite and philanthropist who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband. ... Kykuit was built for John D. Rockefeller in 1913 by the architects Chester Holmes Aldrich and William Adams Delano. ... We dont have an article called Asia Society Start this article Search for Asia Society in. ...


UN controversies during Annan's tenure

Lubbers sexual harassment investigation

In June 2004, Annan was given a copy of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) report on the complaint of sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and retaliation against Ruud Lubbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The report also discussed allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Werner Blatter, Director of UNHCR Personnel by a long-serving staff member. The investigation report found Ruud Lubbers guilty of sexual harassment and no mention was made publicly of the other charge against a senior official or the two subsequent complaints she filed later that year. In the course of the official investigation, Lubbers wrote a letter that some speculate was a threat to the female worker who had brought the charges of misconduct.[10] However, on July 15, 2004, Lubbers was declared innocent by Kofi Annan[citation needed]. His decision only lasted until November when OIOS issued its annual report to the UN General Assembly noting it has found Lubbers guilty. Widely reported in the media, these events served to weaken Annan's position. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... The United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, or OIOS, is a United Nations organ whose primary purpose is to perform world-wide audit, investigation, inspection, programme monitoring, evaluation and consulting services to the United Nations Secretariat and the rest of the United Nations System[1]. The agency was established... Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... Rudolphus Franciscus Marie Lubbers or Ruud Lubbers (born May 7, 1939) was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, from 2001 until February 20, 2005, when he resigned because of continuous press attention about an allegation of sexual harassment. ... Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (established December 14, 1950) protects and supports refugees at the request of a government or the United Nations and assists in their return or resettlement. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 17, 2004, Annan accepted a report clearing UN Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services Dileep Nair of graft and sexual harassment charges — charges which some viewed as retaliation against Nair for supporting the complainant in the Lubbers affair. However, clearance was not viewed favorably by some UN staff in New York, leading to extensive debate on November 19. In February 2005, Lubbers resigned as head of the UN refugee agency. [1] 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dileep Nair is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services and head of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services. ... World map of the Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. High numbers (green) indicate relatively less corruption, whereas lower numbers (red) indicate relatively more corruption. ...


Administration of the Oil-for-Food Program

In December 2004, reports surfaced that the Secretary-General's son Kojo received payments from the Swiss company Cotecna Inspection SA, which won a lucrative contract under the UN Oil-for-Food Program. Kofi Annan called for an investigation into this matter. The Oil-for-Food Programme was established by the United Nations in 1996 to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine and the like. ...


The Independent Inquiry Committee into The United Nations Oil-for-Food Program was appointed by Annan[11] and led by former US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker;[12] Volcker has strong ideological ties to the UN as director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. In his first interview with the Inquiry Committee, Annan denied having had a meeting with Cotecna. Later in the inquiry he recalled that he had met with Cotecna's chief executive Elie-Georges Massey twice. In a final report issued on October 27, the committee found insufficient evidence to indict Kofi Annan on any illegal actions, but did find fault with Mr. Benan Sevan, a Cypriot national who had worked for the UN for about 40 years. Appointed to his Oil-For-Food role by Kofi Annan, Mr. Sevan repeatedly asked Iraqis for allocations of oil to the African Middle East Petroleum Company. Sevan's behavior was "ethically improper", Volker said to reporters. Sevan for his part, has repeatedly denied the charges and argues that he is being made a "scapegoat". The Volker report was also highly critical of the UN management structure and the Security Council oversight and strongly recommended a new position of Chief Operating Officer to handle the fiscal and administrative responsibilities which currently fall to the Secretary General's office. The report listed the companies, both Western and Middle Eastern, who illegally benefited from the program. Paul Adolph Volcker (born September 5, 1927 in Cape May, New Jersey), is best-known as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (The Fed) under United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan (from August 1979 to August 1987). ... The United Nations Association of the United States of America or UNA-USA was founded in 1943 by Eleanor Roosevelt as the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN) which was merged with the in 1964. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


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Conflict between the United States and the United Nations

Kofi Annan supported his deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown, who openly criticized segments of the United States media in a speech on June 6, 2006: "But [the UN's role in peacekeeping] is not well known or understood, in part because much of the public discourse that reaches the US heartland has been largely abandoned to its loudest detractors such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. The prevailing practice of seeking to use the UN almost by stealth as a diplomatic tool while failing to stand up for it against its domestic critics is simply not sustainable…. You will lose the UN one way or another."[13] The U.S. ambassador John R. Bolton was reported to have told Annan on the phone: "I've known you since 1989 and I'm telling you this is the worst mistake by a senior UN official that I have seen in that entire time."[14] At the end of Kofi Annan's tenure as Secretary General, Bolton was asked to sum up Annan's years at the UN. He responded simply: "I'll pass."[4] George Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown, KCMG, PC (born 1953) is Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948), is an jewish American diplomat in several Republican administrations, who served as the Permanent US Representative to the UN from August 2005 until December 2006, on a recess appointment. ...


Annan's recommendations for UN reform

After years of research, Annan presented a progress report, In Larger Freedom, to the UN General Assembly, on March 21, 2005. Annan recommended Security Council expansion and a host of other UN reforms.[15] In Larger Freedom is the plan released by Kofi Annan that calls for the most dramatic restructuring of the United Nations in its sixty year history. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In recent years, there have been many calls for reform of the United Nations. ...


On 31 January 2006, Kofi Annan outlined his vision for a comprehensive and extensive reform of the UN in a policy speech to the United Nations Association UK. The speech, delivered at Central Hall, Westminster, also marked the 60th Anniversary of the first meetings of the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council.[16] is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations Association UK (UNA-UK) (or United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) is a non-governmental organisation based in London, England. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA, UNGA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ...


On March 7, 2006, he presented to the General Assembly his proposals for a fundamental overhaul of the United Nations Secretariat. The reform report is entitled: "Investing in the United Nations, For a Stronger Organization Worldwide".[17] is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On March 30, 2006, he presented to the General Assembly his analysis and recommendations for updating the entire work programme of the United Nations Secretariat over the last 60 years. The report is entitled: "Mandating and Delivering: Analysis and Recommendations to Facilitate the Review of Mandates".[18] is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Farewell addresses

On September 19, 2006, Annan gave a farewell address to world leaders gathered at the UN headquarters in New York, in anticipation of his retirement on December 31. In the speech he outlined three major problems of "an unjust world economy, world disorder, and widespread contempt for human rights and the rule of law", which he believes "have not resolved, but sharpened" during his time as Secretary-General. He also pointed to violence in Africa, and the Arab-Israeli conflict as two major issues warranting attention.[19] Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the physical offices of the United Nations in New York. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Combatants Arab nations Israel Arab-Israeli conflict series History of the Arab-Israeli conflict Views of the Arab-Israeli conflict International law and the Arab-Israeli conflict Arab-Israeli conflict facts, figures, and statistics Participants Israeli-Palestinian conflict · Israel-Lebanon conflict · Arab League · Soviet Union / Russia · Israel, Palestine and the...


On December 11, 2006, in his final speech as Secretary-General, delivered at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri, Annan recalled Truman's leadership in the founding of the United Nations. He called for the United States to return to President Truman's multilateralist foreign policies, and to follow Truman's credo that "the responsibility of the great states is to serve and not dominate the peoples of the world". He also said that the United States must maintain its commitment to human rights, "including in the struggle against terrorism."[20][21] is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Entrance to the Museum and Library, April 2007 (Robert E. Nylund) Kofi Annan speaking at the Museum and Library. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other persons named Harry Truman, see Harry Truman (disambiguation). ... Multilateralism is an international relations term that refers to multiple countries working in concert. ...


Post-UN career

Upon his return to Ghana, Annan was immediately suggested as a candidate to become the country's next head of state.[22] Prior to independence Ghana was the British Gold Coast colony. ...


He has become involved with several organizations with both global and African focuses. In 2007, Annan was named chairman of the prize committee for the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, was chosen to lead the new formation of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), became a member of the Global Elders, was appointed president of the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva, and was selected for the MacArthur Foundation Award for International Justice. Mohamed Mo Ibrahim (born 1946) is a Sudanese-born British mobile communications entrepreneur. ... The Green Revolution was the worldwide transformation of agriculture that led to significant increases in agricultural production between the 1940s and 1960s. ... The Global Elders or The Elders is a group of public figures noted as statemen, peace activists, and human rights advocates. ... Global Humanitarian Forum is an international humanitarian arena to foster dialogue and broker partnerships that strengthen the international community’s ability to address more effectively current and emerging humanitarian challenges. ... The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a major private grant-making foundation based in Chicago that has awarded more than US$3 billion since its inception in 1978. ...


In the beginning of 2008, as head of the Panel of Eminent African Personalities, Annan participated in the negotiations to end the civil unrest in Kenya. He has threatened to leave the negotions as mediatior if a quick decision is not made.


[23] On February 26, 2008 he suspended talks to end Kenya's violent post-election crisis.[24] On February 28, Annan managed to have President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga sign a coalition government agreement. That was the best deal achieved then under the mediation efforts. is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Honors

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See also

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References

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Lefevere, Patricia. "Annan: `Peace is never a perfect achievement' - United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan", National Catholic Reporter, 1998-12-11. Retrieved on [[2008-02-26]]. 
  2. ^ a b Crossette, Barbara. "New U.N. Chief Promises Reforms but Says He Won't Cut Jobs", New York Times, 1997-01-10. Retrieved on 2008-02-25. 
  3. ^ United Nations (1996-12-13). "BIO/3051 - Kofi Annan of Ghana recommended by Security Council for appointment as Secretary-General of United Nations". Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  4. ^ United Nations (1996-12-17). "GA/9208 - General Assembly appoints Kofi Annan of Ghana as seventh Secretary-General". Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  5. ^ "Iraq war illegal, says Annan", BBC News, BBC, 2004-09-16. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. "When pressed on whether he viewed the invasion of Iraq as illegal, he said: "Yes, if you wish. I have indicated it was not in conformity with the UN charter from our point of view, from the charter point of view, it was illegal."" 
  6. ^ "Excerpts: Annan interview", BBC News, BBC, 2004-09-16. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  7. ^ Pocantico Conferences 2005. Rockefeller Brothers Fund website. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  8. ^ Kuczynski, Alex. "Grandest Of Dames Turns 100 in Style" (fee required), New York Times, 2002-04-01, p. B3. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  9. ^ Boxer, Tim. "Society’s 50th Milestone Honors Rockefellers", 15 Minutes Magazine, April 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  10. ^ "UN report slams Lubbers for 'regular sexual harassment'", Expatica, 2005-02-18. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  11. ^ About the Committee. Independent Inquiry Committee into The United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme website. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  12. ^ Members. Independent Inquiry Committee into The United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme website. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  13. ^ Brown, Mark Malloch (2006-06-06). UN needs US, US needs UN to face challenges -- HIV/AIDS, SUDAN -- that defy national solutions, says Deputy Secretary-General in New York address. United Nations website. United Nations. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  14. ^ "Speech by U. N. Leader Draws Angry Response From US", Fox News, 2006-06-07. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  15. ^ In Larger Freedom. United Nations website. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  16. ^ Annan addresses UNA-UK in London. United Nations website. Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  17. ^ Reforming the United Nations. United Nations website. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  18. ^ Reforming the United Nations, Mandate Review. United Nations website. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  19. ^ Leopold, Evelyn. "UN's Annan depicts polarized world in farewell speech", Reuters, 2006-09-16. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  20. ^ "Annan chides US in final speech", BBC News, BBC, 2006-12-11. Retrieved on 2006-12-11. 
  21. ^ Annan, Kofi (2006-12-11). Independence, Missouri, 11 December 2006 - Secretary-General's address at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library followed by Questions and Answers. United Nations website. United Nations. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  22. ^ Annan 'for president': Africa: News: News24
  23. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/02/25/kenya.talks/index.html
  24. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/02/26/rice.africa/index.html
  25. ^ "Honorary knighthood for Kofi Annan", Metro, 2007-10-24. Retrieved on [[2008-02-25]]. 

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Biographies, interviews, and profiles

  • Official UN biography
  • Nobel Peace Prize biography
  • Kofi Annan – Nobel Lecture
  • Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm Detailed PBS profile. Includes interactive biography and map of Annan's worldwide travels, among other things. Requires Flash.
  • Kofi Annan: An Online News Hour Focus A compilation of information, interviews, and initiatives about and by Kofi Annan, by the website of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. From 1998-1999.
  • Kofi Annan: Biographical Note Basic biography by Phyllis Bennis of the Global Policy Forum.
  • One-on-one with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan October 1998 interview of Kofi Annan by Kevin Chappell of Ebony.
  • Prominent People - Kofi Annan
  • Annan Article in Saga Magazine
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) Conference Center: UN Security Council Retreat Kofi Annan and fifteen representatives of the States members of the UN Security Council meet at the Pocantico Conference Center in 2005 for the seventh annual “Security Council retreat”, convened by the Secretary-General.

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Preceded by
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Egypt
United Nations Secretary-General
1997 – 2007
Succeeded by
Ban Ki-moon
South Korea
Persondata
NAME Annan, Kofi Atta
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION United Nations Secretary-General
DATE OF BIRTH April 8, 1938 (1938-04-08) (age 69)
PLACE OF BIRTH Kumasi, Ghana
DATE OF DEATH living
PLACE OF DEATH
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Kofi Annan Brief Biography (965 words)
Annan, the first fl African Secretary General and the first to rise to the top position from within the ranks of the UN staff, is appreciated not only for his political acumen, but for his respect for and willingness to work collaboratively with his colleagues.
While Annan shared some responsibility, and characteristically apologized for his judgement errors, the main crises resulted not from Secretariat or secretary-general failures, but from the refusal of the major Security Council members to adequately respond and back the UN efforts.
Under Annan, the UN has greatly increased its use of modern communications and he has pushed the organization to be more open and accountable.
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ANNAN: Its personnel remain confined to the Naqoura headquarters and their positions in the area of operations.
ANNAN: But while Israel has stated its military objective is to hit Hezbollah's infrastructure and physical strength, it has, in the words of the Lebanese prime minister, torn the country to shreds.
ANNAN: Both the deliberate targeting by Hezbollah of Israeli population centers with hundreds of indiscriminate weapons and Israel's disproportionate use of force and collective punishment of the Lebanese people must stop.
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