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About Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, born in Ghana, is the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations. His first term began on 1 January 1997, and he was appointed for a second term in 2001, which will run until 31 December 2006.

Articles by Kofi Annan

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

America, the United Nations, and the world: a triple challenge

The United Nations is exploring how best to work with the United States and the international community to meet future global security threats. The UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan, outlines the thinking behind the high-level panel he appointed to investigate this key 21st century challenge.
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