Kofi Annan - Center of the Storm


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Kofi Annan

Conversations with History: Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan talks about his early influences, lessons learned in Rwanda and Bosnia, and his hopes for the UN.

Kofi Annan Reflects on Africa
Read or listen to Henry Louis Gate's interview with Kofi Annan on topics affecting Africa such as ethnic cleansing, peacekeeping, and globalization.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2001
The UN and Kofi Annan were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for "their work for a better organized and more peaceful world." Read the presentation speech and Kofi Annan's acceptance speech.

Online Newshour Focus: Kofi Annan
Read or listen to Kofi Annan talk about his career, UN peacekeeping efforts and his plans to make the UN more efficient.

The Quotable Kofi Annan (1996-1999)
Discover what Kofi Annan has to say on topics ranging from AIDS to UN-US relations.

The Secretary-General Home Page
Kofi Annan's daily schedule, official travel, statements, and reports can all be viewed at this official site of the Secretary-General.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Global Policy Forum, an organization that monitors global policy making at the United Nations, has compiled articles about Kofi Annan on topics ranging from his reform efforts to the relationship between the Security Council and the Secretary-General. Speeches, reports and briefings by Kofi Annan have also been compiled.

United Nations

Charter of the United Nations
Read the Charter of the United Nations first signed in June 216, 1945. Nations must accept the obligations under the Charter and carry out these obligations in order to become a Member State.

Permanent Missions to the UN
From Algeria to Zambia, find the Web sites of Permanent Missions to the UN or check out the Permanent Observer Missions, such as the Holy See and the European Union.

United Nations
Everything you need to know about the United Nations. Available in the official languages of the UN: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

UN Cyberschoolbus
Ask an ambassador a question, take a quiz on world flags or view art work by students from all over the world at this UN site for kids.

UN System of Organizations
Can't find a particular UN program or initiative? The Official Web Site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations is a portal to Web sites of the United Nations and includes links to key projects and programs in the UN system.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) promotes international peace and development through education, cultural and scientific exchanges. Find out how you can take part in the International Decade for a Culture of Peace initiative.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) coordinates relief and rehabilitation efforts and works with countries to improve people's lives by reducing poverty, encouraging sustainable development and promoting democratic governance. Read the latest Human Development Report, an annual report on human development around the world, and view a virtual exhibit on sustainable development programs.

Since its creation in 1950, the UN Refugee agency has helped over 50 million refugees and earned two Nobel Peace Prizes. View a photo gallery on women refugees and learn how you can help.

Established by the Security Council in 1991, the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) is tasked with eliminating Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

Watchdogs & Support Groups

Better World Campaign
The Better World Campaign, UN Foundation's sister organization, is dedicated to bringing awareness to the UN's work. Learn how it has encouraged Congress to pay $1 billion in US debt to the UN.

Campaign for UN Reform
This organization calls for a more accountable UN and advocates U.S support of the UN.

Global Policy Forum
Global Policy Forum monitors the global policy-making process at the United Nations. Read articles on the organizations' focus topics: the UN Security Council and Security Council reform, the UN financial crisis, and social and economic policy.

Human Rights Watch
Read articles that evaluate the United Nations's work in the field of human rights.

UN Foundation
This organization, founded to administer Ted Turner's $1 billion gift to the United Nations, works to support UN efforts on global issues. Find out the about the organization's programs, download a screensaver, send an e-postcard or read the latest news about the UN through the UN Wire.

UN Watch
Read articles and statements by UN Watch, which monitors the performance of the UN as measured by its fulfillment of the Charter.

UN-US Relations

Global Policy: US Policy and the UN
This organizaton has compiled articles on all aspects of UN and US relations -- from the UN's financial crisis to US policy on peacekeeping.

The United States and the United Nations
Read articles by pro-UN analysts and UN-skeptics about America's role in the UN in this electronic journal from the U.S. Information Agency.

United States Mission to the United Nations
Find out about the U.S. mission's goals for the United Nations, U.S. participation in UN peacekeeping, U.S. financial contributions and more.

United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)
Founded by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1943, UNA-USA encourages support of US participation in the UN and conducts policy research on the UN and global issues. Find out what Americans think of the UN in a survey conducted for the UNA-USA or learn how you can participate in programs such as the Model UN and Adopt-A-Minefield.

U.S. Department of State: The US and the UN
Learn more about U.S. arrears to the UN and UN Reform and how the U.S. is working with the UN in the aftermath of September 11.

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