Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta)

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Secretary General, United Nations.

From the description of Oral history interview with Kofi Annan, 2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 759479198

Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on April 8, 1938. He earned degrees from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota (1961); the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva); and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1971-1972). Annan began his career with the United Nations in 1962 and held various posts, including Deputy Director to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1980-1983) and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping (1995-1996). Annan was the first Secretary-General chosen from the ranks of the United Nations staff, serving in that post from 1997 to 2006. In 2001 Annan and the United Nations were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their ongoing work in global peace and cooperation.

From the guide to the United Nations collection of Kofi Annan papers, 1997-2007, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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creatorOf Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta),. Oral history interview with Kofi Annan, 2002. Nolan, Norton & Company, Incorporated
referencedIn Hamburg, David A., 1925-. Pioneers in the prevention of mass violence : digital video interviews, 2008-2009. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf United Nations collection of Kofi Annan papers, 1997-2007 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn The 109th annual commencement at Stanford : videorecording, 2000. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Correspondence with Kofi Annan Nelson Mandela Foundation
creatorOf Harvard University. General information about Harvard Commencement and Class Day in 2004. Harvard University, Archives
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