I recently picked up Kofi Annan’s book, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, about his years as Secretary-General of the UN. It was a reminder of his achievements in global health and development, and helpful to learn about the other side of his UN work on peacekeeping issues.
For the second time in under a year, we may witness a surge of outside arms into Syria. But how they got there this time round is a curious story. Some time last summer, shortly after a peace plan led by Kofi Annan fell apart, a group of CIA analysts told the White House that [...]
When Kofi Annan last spring assumed the role of UN and Arab League Special Envoy for Syria, the lessons he learned as head of UN Peacekeeping during the Srebrenica genocide should have provided a compass for his new mandate.
“We are in the midst of a silent revolution,” said Ann Pawliczko, a senior technical advisor in the population and development branch at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), quoting former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. “ItShow More Summary
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan has said that Mali is “collateral damage” of the conflict in Libya: Mali became, if I may put it this way, collateral damage of Libya. Quite a lot of the soldiers, Malian soldiers working and fighting for Gaddafi went back home with their heavy weapons and heir training. Show More Summary
Kofi Annan is discussing his extraordinary career with William Shawcross this evening, but for those Spectator readers who weren’t able to get tickets, he has also spoken to JP O’Malley… Continue reading The post Interview: Kofi Annan appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“I have come to the conclusion that stable, dynamic and democratic societies have to be built on three pillars: peace and stability, development, and rule of law and respect for human rights.” In a much anticipated keynote speech at Retail’s BIG Show, Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, spoke to a packed [...]
Retailers are missing out on a key demographic and trillions of dollars by not catering more to Third World countries, according to Nobel Prize-winning diplomat Kofi Annan. "People at the bottom control trillions of dollars," Annan said in a keynote address at the National Retail Federation convention in New York. Show More Summary
I’m delighted to announce that The Spectator will be hosting an evening with Kofi Annan early next year. The ex Secretary-General of the United Nations has played a major role in… Continue reading The post The Spectator presents: an evening with Kofi Annan appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Iran's Mehr News on Sunday published the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' "six-point plan" to supposedly solve the crisis in Syria. The plan goes much further than Iran has publicly in the past, though it resembles Kofi Annan's much-maligned plan from the spring. Show More Summary
Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Director General, said, "The future of this planet depends on women." I experienced the power of this statement at the On Purpose Woman conference, when dozens of presenters set the stage for real transformation.
[inline|iid=23723] NANA AKUFO-ADDO, Ghana’s opposition leader, sits in the Kofi Annan ICT centre in Accra, the capital, to launch his e-campaign for the presidential election in December. Above him a big projector screen depicts himShow More Summary
Reviewing Kofi Annan's memoir, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, Rory Stewart is skeptical about the accomplishments of the former UN Secretary General: The idea of Annan as a heroic world-changer continues to be very useful to many institutions…....
In contrast o his high-profile predecessor, Kofi Annan, the former Algerian diplomat and U.N. diplomatic troubleshooter Lakhdar Brahimi has sought o fly below the radar, resisting pressure to put down a peace plan that bears his ownShow More Summary
Last Sunday Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the UN, laid out the requirements for a secure nation; stability, development, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. ||| Last Sunday Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general...Show More Summary
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Sunday that Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan was "dead wrong" for opposing efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis in Syria. "It is a piece of unmitigated nonsense, in effect, saying...Show More Summary
During the recent vice presidential debate, Paul Ryan blamed former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for not being able to resolve the escalating conflict in Syria.On a CNN interview to be aired Sunday, Annan struck back saying, "He...
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who was also the UN’s special envoy to Syria, told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that Paul Ryan is “dead wrong” when it comes to his ideas on the Syria situation. Annan added that the situation in Syria is much more complex than the one in Libya last year, and that [...]Show More Summary
Tonight's guests include: Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and author of “A Life in War and Peace” Here' …
You have to give Lakhdar Brahimi, the new United Nations peace envoy to Syria, full marks for persistence. Having succeeded Kofi Annan, who resigned in disgust after all his efforts came to naught, Brahimi has made a new proposal for a ceasefire to coincide with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. This falls on October [...]