90 minutes with Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General - 2011

Mon, 2011-02-14 14:30 - 16:00

Kofi Annan visits Sciences Po and PSIA (2011)

90 minutes with Kofi Annan 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm -Amphitheater Boutmy

A discussion with Kofi AnnanFormer Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Recipient

Moderated by Dean Ghassan Salamé

Kofi A. Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving two terms from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006 and was the first Secretary-General to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. In 2001 Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace with the citation praising his leadership for “bringing new life to the organization”. One of Kofi Annan’s main priorities as Secretary-General was a comprehensive programme of reform aimed at revitalizing the United Nations and making the international system more effective. He was a constant advocate for human rights, the rule of law, the Millennium Development Goals and Africa and sought to bring the organization closer to the global public by forging ties with civil society, the private sector and other partners. Since leaving the United Nations, Kofi Annan has continued to press for better policies to meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly in Africa. He has also continued to use his experience to mediate and resolve conflict. In addition to his work with the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr. Annan serves as the Chairman of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and as an active member of the Elders. He is also a Board member, Patron or Honorary member of a number of organizations.

See the Press Release here

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