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Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

On 3-4 June 2019, Chatham House and UNA-UK hosted a series of events to celebrate Kofi Annan's life and explore his legacy for the future of global governance.

Chatham House hosted a conference from 3-4 June, bringing together key figures involved in Annan’s initiatives including actors currently engaged in conflict prevention, humanitarian action, human rights and development to identify lessons and generate forward-looking recommendations.

Participants include:

Zeinab Badawi, Presenter, BBC Global Questions and HardTalk
Lakhdar Brahimi, The Elders; Chair, Panel on United Nations Peace Operations (2000)
Raila Odinga, High Representative for Infrastructure Development, African Union; Prime Minister of Kenya (2008—13)
Patrick Gaspard, President, Open Society Foundations
Michèle Griffin, Senior Policy Advisor to the UN Secretary-General
Ian Martin, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in East Timor (1999), Nepal (2007-9) and Libya (2011-2)
Strive Masiyiwa, Chair of the Board, AGRA; CEO, Econet Wireless
Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General, Amnesty International
Danny Sriskandarajah, Chief Executive, Oxfam
Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Policy and Advocacy, Gates Foundation

Watch the full conference here.


UNA-UK, on the evening of 3 June, hosted an evening to celebrate the life and legacy of Kofi Annan.

Speakers include:

Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former UN Deputy Secretary-General
Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Street in conversation with Kami, the HIV-positive Muppet from Takalani Sesame in South Africa
Music by Citizens of the World Choir

Watch the full event here.

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