The Legacy of Kofi Annan: ‘A Man of Peace and Champion of Rights’
London, June 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)- Kofi Atta Annan (8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018) was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. In a decade as UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan championed a vision of global governance anchored in shared responsibility and the rights and dignity of the individual.
Confronted with multiple global crises that raised questions about the UN’s purpose, Annan pressed for human rights and development to be at the centre of international efforts and sought to broaden participation in shaping and delivering solutions to global challenges.
As the UN’s 75th anniversary approaches, the Chatam House is hosting a conference themed “Our Shared Humanity’: The Legacy of Kofi Annan” that will explore Annan’s legacy for the future of global governance. The conference will bring together key figures involved in Annan’s initiatives with actors currently engaged in conflict prevention, humanitarian action, human rights and development to identify lessons and generate forward-looking recommendations.
This conference will be live streamed live on Alternative Africa TV. Click to subscribe
10:45–12:15 Panel One – ‘The Arc of Intervention’
Agenda: Monday 03/06/2019
Coming up: 13:30–15:00 Panel Two – ‘In Larger Freedom’
15:30–16:30 Conversation – ‘Cool and Reasoned Judgement’