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Kofi A. Annan, 1938-2018

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Kofi A. Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was one of the greatest diplomats of our time. Under his leadership, and following the horrors of the Bosnian War, Annan became the catalyst for a more proactive UN, not only in terms of peacemaking, but also in the global effort to combat climate change.

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    Reinvigorating Multilateralism

    1. Carlos Alvarado Quesada,
    2. Jacinda Ardern,
    3. Stefan Löfven,
    4. Cyril Ramaphosa,
    5. Macky Sall,
    6. Pedro Sánchez

    The United Nations' global consultation last year showed that the vast majority of people want more international cooperation to address problems like pandemics and climate change. To meet that demand, world leaders must commit to strengthening multilateral institutions, starting with the UN itself.

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