Kofi Annan

Tax havens costing African states 'tens of billions'

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said tax havens used by major international firms are depriving impoverished African states of tens of billions of dollars each year. Photo: EPA

Tax havens used by major international firms are depriving impoverished African states of tens of billions of dollars each year, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan said.

Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 11:19pm

Syrian peace envoy expected to quit mission impossible

Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi

Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, has insisted throughout his career that there is no "hopeless situation", but he has not managed to find a magical solution to end Syria's civil war.

6 May 2013 - 4:08am

Annan, scientist to share US$1.5m Confucius prize

Kofi Annan

The two recipients for this year's Confucius Peace Prize, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan and Chinese agriculture Professor Yuan Longping, will share a record US$1.5 million cash award, the China International Peace Studies Centre, the prize's organiser said yesterday in Beijing.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:16am 1 comment

Annan, agriculture scientist win Confucius Peace Prize

Yuan Longping lauded for food safety efforts. Photo: Ricky Chung

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan and Chinese agricultural scientist Yuan Longping will share this year's Confucius Peace Prize, its organiser, the China International Peace Studies Centre, said yesterday.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:12am 1 comment

Annan reveals little of his personality

Annan reveals little of his personality

Interventions: A Life in War and Peace

by Kofi Annan

Penguin

Charley Lanyon

23 Sep 2012 - 10:26am

Brahimi set to replace Annan as Syria peace broker

Lakhdar Brahimi

Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to replace Kofi Annan as the international mediator on Syria, though he intends to take a fresh approach as the 17-month-old conflict slips deeper into civil war, UN sources said

18 Aug 2012 - 5:19am

Talking points

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Asean eyes on Chinese minister's visit to Singapore

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Golden monkeys make first public appearance

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

UN envoy joins fight against Syria's crackdown

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Some unfinished business

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon started his new job with a clean slate, but his 'to-do' list is already daunting. The problem is not that there has been a sudden explosion of outbreaks of war, disease, weapons proliferation and suchlike since he took over from Kofi Annan. Rather, it is the unfinished business that his predecessor left behind.

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

The fireman and his foe

They may both be Korean and of the same generation, but there are few other similarities between Kim Jong-il and Ban Ki-moon. Mr Kim, 64, is the leader of North Korea, a Stalinist hermit state facing increasing isolation. Mr Ban, 62, is the former South Korean foreign minister who takes over tomorrow from Kofi Annan as secretary-general of the UN.

30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Mystery man or superman?

Much of the world has no sure idea of what it may be getting with its new United Nations secretary-general. Ban Ki-moon, the former South Korean foreign minister who takes over on January 1, is an enigma to pretty much everyone except the international diplomatic community.

25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Bitterness instead of triumph

Second terms in high office rarely go well for top-ranking officials and this is certainly true for outgoing UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

East Asian unity still a distant dream

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has a wish: that East Asia will cast off its war-time animosities and come to terms with its past, as Europe has. But while that may also be the deep-down desire of many of the region's two billion people, a huge effort by governments will have to take place before the dream can become a reality.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Seoul's candidate for UN chief vows to push for reform

The man South Korea hopes will be the next head of the UN yesterday vowed to push ahead with reforms of the world body, saying a Korean candidate offered broad experience of change and development.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

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