Kofi Annan

Why Kofi Annan Is Wrong About National Self-Interest and Climate Change

John Bunzl | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

Annan and others should stop talking about the national interest as if it were an insurmountable barrier to cooperation. By thinking differently about the national interest and how different issues could be combined to produce win-win outcomes for all nations, we could expect more decisive action, not just on climate change, but on a whole range of global issues, thus transforming national self-interest into a powerful driver for global solutions.

The First to Take the Stage

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

One Young World opened my eyes to the great impact youth can make in society. I was particularly inspired by Ambassadors like Ajarat Bada, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Bariq Rifki​, Parker Liautaud, Clinton Gachangi and many others. Until I started following One Young World online, I had not identified a particular area to make positive change.

The Lampedusa Tragedy - Why Eritreans Risk Everything

Meron Semedar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Meron Semedar

On 3 October 2013, a boat carrying an estimated 500 migrants, many of them Eritreans under the age of 40, capsized less than one kilometer from the island of Lampedusa, Italy. It is estimated that just 155 passengers survived. A week later in the early hours of October 11, another boat was capsized 60 kilometers off the same island killing another 30 people.

The Protection Of Future Generations

One Young World | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

Counsellors Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, Sir Bob Geldof, musician and Activist and Ahmed Kathrada, apartheid prisoner and close friend to Nelson Mandela were panelists during the Session.

The Opening Ceremony: The Night We Had Been Waiting For

One Young World | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

It was the night we had all been waiting for. Some have been waiting longer than others but all anxious. It was the first night that the 1,250 delegates from all four corners of the world were gathered under one "roof"... in this case, the incredible Soccer City in Johannesburg.

Change Takes Time - It Is Not an Event, it Is a Process

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

The issues raised during Kofi Annan Dialogues Special Session ranged from the security in Nigeria and El Salvador and the on-going crises in Syria and Lybia to answers on how to close the gap between young citizens and global leaders...

Feel the Power, It Is in You

One Young World | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

The One Young World Summit opened yesterday in Johannesburg, the City of Gold and what a great affair it was. It was full of colour, music, and jubilation. It is the first time that an event of this kind has made its way to Africa.

World Leaders Look To Youth To Drive Global Change

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Global leaders including former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus have called for y...

Youth And World Leaders Ready To Tackle Global Issues At One Young World Summit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Johannesburg will welcome 1,250 young leaders from 190 countries as the One Young World Summit 2013 kicks off on Wednesday. The Opening Ceremony at...

Sir Richard Branson To Talk Business Leadership At Summit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Sir Richard Branson is the latest high profile figure to lend his name to the One Young World Summit this week. Sir Richard joins as a Counsellor a...

The Job Market

Harry Deansway | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Harry Deansway

So two months ago I decided it's finally time I got a "real job" I've had a crack at show biz and it just hasn't worked out.

Prime Minister Cameron: UK Aid Budget Is Not a Political Piggy Bank

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

Conflating poverty alleviation with peacekeeping and other military operations ignores a fundamental principal of economic efficiency - comparative advantage - and fuels mission creep, one of the most dangerous threats to military operations.

Is the Collapse of the Syrian Regime Imminent?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

At long last anti-aircraft weapons are getting through to the rebels. The Free Syrian Army fighters have recently made significant successes on the ground and managed to shoot down five fighter jets including a military helicopter in the space of two days.

Syria War Could 'Spread Across Region', Kofi Annan Warns

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

The violent struggle between the Syrian government and opposition forces risks tearing the country apart and spilling over its borders to spread secta...

'Mission Impossible': Can Kofi Annan's Replacement Create Change In Syria?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi will replace Kofi Annan as special envoy to Syria, in what the the French ambassador dubbed "the impossible mission"....

Olympic Heroics Contrasts With International Weakness over Syria

John Slinger | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

The civilians of Syria do not need our pity, our outrage, or further diplomatic missions. They need our practical help now.

Kofi Annan Brings Cupcakes To Syria Crisis Talks

The Poke | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Middle East Cake News: UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has brought cupcakes to the latest round of Syria crisis talks, in an attempt to sm...

Syria: Red Cross Declare Civil War

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

The Red Cross has declared the situation in Syria a civil war. "We are now talking about a non-international armed conflict in the country," ICRC s...

'Appalling': UN Envoy Condemns Reports Of Syrian Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

The killing of 200 people, most of them civilians, in the Syrian village of Tremseh has been condemned as "appalling" by the international community. ...

The Price of Apathy: Why the World Must Intervene in Syria

Ausama Monajed | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK
Ausama Monajed

Kofi Annan has restarted the UN's attempt to end the violence in Syria by calling for the Assad regime to relinquish some of its power and form a 'unity government' with the opposition.

On the Right Side of History

Sergei Lavrov | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK
Sergei Lavrov

Those who say that Russia "is saving" Bashar al-Assad are wrong. I would like to reiterate that it is the Syrian people themselves who choose the political system and leadership of their country. We are not trying to whitewash the multiple mistakes and miscalculations made by Damascus, including the use of force against peaceful demonstrations at the beginning of the crisis.

'Full-Scale Civil War' In Syria Warns UN Leader

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Syria is on the edge of full-scale civil war following the latest violence in the country, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon warned. Spe...

Bigger Than Libya: Hague Warns On Intervention In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

Military intervention in Syria would have to take place on a much larger scale than the operations in Libya, William Hague said on Friday. The fore...

'We Will Not Abandon The People Of Syria'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague will hold talks with Syrian opposition groups as the government seeks to maintain international pressure on Bashar al-...

Syria 'Has Reached A Tipping Point' Annan Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Kofi Annan, the UN's envoy to Syria, has warned that the country has reached a "tipping point" after the government was accused of massacring of 108 p...