Wilberforce Lecture Trust | 2017 Lecture by Kofi Annan

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2017 Lecture

Kofi Annan

Subject: Freedom in the 21st Century

2 September 2017 | City Hall, Hull

Lecturer

Kofi Annan

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Founder and Chairman of the Annan Foundation
Kofi A. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and the founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. In 2001, he and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
From January 1997 to December 2006 he was UN Secretary General. One of his main priorities during this period was a comprehensive programme of reform that sought to revitalize the United Nations and make the international system more effective.
He set up the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to mobilise leaders of all sectors to provide leadership where it was needed. The Foundation works on the premise that there can be no long-term peace without development and no sustainable development without peace. And no society can long remain prosperous without the rule of law and respect for human rights.
With the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr. Annan mobilised political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.

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The Wilberforce Medal was awarded to the Kofi Annan Foundation for its work in mobilising political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights, and for working towards the creation of a world that is equitable, stable, and where the needs of the individual are at the centre of its efforts.

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