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Former Secretary General Kofi Annan


1997 - 2006

Kofi Annan of Ghana served as UN Secretary General for two consecutive terms, from January 1, 2002 until December 31, 2006. He was the second candidate elected from Africa, following Egypt's Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Though sometimes accused of caving under pressure, Annan also drew criticism from conservative US politicians when he showed an independent line of thinking. Over the course of ten years, the charismatic leader transformed the UN into a more proactive organization in a world where violence and warfare are still the norm. This section considers some of the major events and aspects of Annan's tenure at the UN.

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Biographies and Profiles
This page provides biographies and other profiles on Kofi Annan.

Lead-Up to Re-Election in 2001
This page posts articles on Kofi Annan's re-election in 2001.

Conservative Attacks on the Secretary General
This section posts articles on the conservative attacks on Kofi Annan.

Kofi Annan and Peace and Security
This section covers Kofi Annan's speeches and work on peace and security issues.

Kofi Annan and Social and Economic Policy
This section covers Kofi Annan's speeches and work on social and economic policy issues.

Secretary General Kofi Annan's Reform Agenda
This page looks at Secretary General Kofi Annan's reform agenda.


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