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A man for all nations

...Times: The United Nations has regained a large measure of credibility under the leadership of its secretary-general, Kofi Annan. Friday both the organization and its chief received deserved recognition, being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The...
Outside editorial: In Iraq, a United Nations role

...Bush administration's go-it-nearly-alone attitude. But that was the United Nations under Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which was cautious to a fault when it came to taking definitive actions. It was facing the unraveling of scandals...
Outside editorial: A biological imperative anthrax stalks the United States, the Bush administration won't go for it. In May, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan persuaded a broad coalition of countries to put teeth into the weak 1972 treaty by requiring nations to permit surprise...
Plan offers brief window of opportunity in Syrian crisis

...another Mideast war.So some may hope a shaky truce in Syria, brokered last week by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, can halt the regime's vicious slaughter of civilians. Some may even hope the Annan plan will defuse a Syrian conflict...
In God and voters we trust

...that we would no longer be the United States of America. We would become the United States of Indecision. The call-Kofi-Annan-and-see-what-he-thinks-first country. You refer to our country's leader as a monkey. I am proud of the...
The Elders provide hope amid darkness

...pandemics such as AIDS. Among other members are former U.S. President Jimmy Carter; former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Ireland's former President Mary Robinson; South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and Nobel laureate Mohammed Yunus...
Syria scuttles truce plan with new demands

...demands that the country's largest rebel group swiftly rejected.The truce plan, devised by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, was supposed to go into effect on Tuesday, with a withdrawal of Syrian forces from population centers, followed within...
Kissy-feely left should come clean

...all their own liberal icons, such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright, Jaque Chirac, and Kofi Annan - the list goes on and on - all these people would have to be labeled as "liars" in the same breath as our president...
Global insecurity and AIDS

...dispatched to a global fund to curb AIDS, the HIV virus that causes it, and related illnesses. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who has labored to draw attention to the ravages of AIDS around the world, especially in Africa, estimates that the...
Young people must strive for a more complete skill set

...advisor at the United Nations Foundation, and a former high-level official under two U.N. secretaries-general, Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. If we are going to educate a new generation of informed, responsible Americans who are...


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