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Annan, Kofi Atta free

Hon. GCMG 2007

Born 1938 m; one s two d

President, Kofi Annan Foundation, since 2007; Secretary-General, United Nations, 1997–2006

Education

Univ. of Sci. and Technol., Kumasi, Ghana; Macalester Coll., St Paul, Minnesota, USA; Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland; MIT (Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1971–72)

Career

Various posts in UN, Addis Ababa and NY, and WHO, Geneva, 1962–71; Admin. Officer, UN, Geneva, 1972–74; Chief Civilian Personnel Officer, UNEF, Cairo, 1974; Man. Dir, Ghana Tourist Develt Co., 1974–76; Dep. Chief of Staff Services, 1976–80, Dep. Dir, Div. of Admin and Hd, Personnel Service, 1980–83, UNHCR, Geneva; UN, New York: Dir of Admin Mgt Services, then of Budget, 1984–87; Asst Sec.-Gen., Human Resources Mgt, 1987–90; Controller, Programme Planning, Budget and Finance, 1990–92; Under Sec.-Gen., 1993–95, Dept of Peace Keeping Ops; UN Special Envoy to former Yugoslavia, 1995–96. Pres., Global Humanitarian Forum, 2007–10. Vis. Prof., Lee Kuan Yew Sch. of Public Policy, Nat. Univ. of Singapore, 2010–. Chancellor, Univ. of Ghana, 2008–. Hon. DCL Oxford, 2001. Nobel Peace Prize, 2001

Publications

(with Elie Wiesel) Confronting Anti-Semitism (essays), 2006; Interventions: a life in war and peace, 2012

Address

Kofi Annan Foundation, PO Box 157, 1211 Geneva 20

Switzerland