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Kofi Annan

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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Created: 4th Feb 2008
Modified: 8th Jul 2008
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From the Nobel Prize Committee's announcement of the 2001 Peace Prize: "Kofi Annan has devoted almost his entire working life to the U.N. As Secretary-General, he has been pre-eminent in bringing new life to the organization. While clearly underlining the U.N.'s traditional responsibility for peace and security, he has also emphasized its obligations with regard to human rights. He has risen to such new challenges as HIV/AIDS and international terrorism, and brought about more efficient utilization of the U.N.'s modest resources. In an organization that can hardly become more than its members permit, he has made clear that sovereignty can not be a shield behind which member states conceal their violations."
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Kofi Annan
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Date of Birth: Apr/8/1938
Place of Origin: Ghana

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