Kofi Annan -

A voice of wisdom in a time of turmoil


As the world’s most prominent diplomat, Kofi Annan is a skilled leader on complex issues. He provides powerful insights into the challenges facing the international community, and its implications for citizens, governments and businesses alike.

"Secretary-General Annan was simply excellent. He exceeded my expectations, which were high to begin with, and captivated and inspired the audience. The feedback we received from the delegates at the seminar was universally positive. His speech and the Q&A were excellent, he was extremely friendly and gracious during the cocktail hour and he stayed at the dinner much longer than he was obligated to."

-Schiffrin Barroway

Secretary-General Annan recently engaged 4,000 attendees at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Conference on Fundraising in Boston, earning high praise: "I want to thank you for all of your help securing Kofi Annan. He was delightful and left our audience feeling so hopeful and inspired."

"Kofi Annan was great! His speech was incredible and I truly felt I was in front of a big person, a big soul, and a great man of action. A superb experience."

-Fuse Productions on behalf of Expresso Newspaper and Banco Espirito Santo

With an audience of 2,400 chief executives from more than 80 countries at the YPO EDGE 2016 conference in Dubai, Secretary-General Annan discussed what it will take to resolve some of the world’s current problems and what business leaders can do to help.

"His visit at AWD´s 20 year celebration was a success right from the start. Secretary-General Kofi Annan contributed hugely to the success of the evening's event. His speech was masterful. The response of the 10,000 [in attendance] was overwhelming, giving Secretary-General Annan a standing ovation the moment he walked on stage, as well as another round of standing applause when he finished."

-AWD Holding AG

Kofi Annan in the News


At its annual gala last month, UNAIDS presented Kofi Annan with its Leadership Award, honoring years of dedicated efforts to increase access to ‪HIV‬ prevention and treatment services around the world. Read more >>

Kofi Annan recently attended the Oslo Center’s 10th anniversary celebrations and delivered a keynote speech on democracy, the progress that has been made and the challenges that lay ahead. Read more >>

At a recent high-level meeting on elections in Geneva with a panel of statesmen and women convened by the Kofi Annan Foundation, former heads of state and government from four continents agreed to join forces with Kofi Annan, his team and the core group of his Electoral Integrity Initiative (EII) to support credible and peaceful elections in selected countries around the world. Read more >>