Kofi Annan — Ghanaian Statesman born on April 08, 1938,

Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world." He is the founder and the Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as being the chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela... (wikipedia)

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
On climate change, we often don't fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.

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