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Kofi Annan

Kofi Atta Annan (born 8 April 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world." He is the founder and the Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as being the chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela.

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Intelligence can be used to manipulate.

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I don't share the view that the ICC is anti-African. The ICC is not putting Africa on trial. The ICC ...

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Applaud us when we prevail, correct us when we fail; but, above all, do not let this indispensable, ...

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Education is a human right with immense power to transform

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The invasion and occupation of Iraq is illegal.

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The US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter.

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Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right.

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