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2010-11-04 09:41:00

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a keynote speech today, former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Kofi A. Annan will argue that feeding Africa at a time of climate change is one of the major development challenges of our era. Speaking at the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in The Hague on Thursday 4 November, Mr. Annan will: Highlight that Africa faces a unique...

2010-10-14 09:30:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a keynote speech today, former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Kofi A. Annan underlined the urgent need for a uniquely African green revolution to bring food security and overcome hunger throughout the continent. In his speech at the World Food Prize annual international symposium just ahead of World Food Day on 16 October, Mr. Annan: Described how over recent decades, Africa...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

PARIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kofi A. Annan, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum, was today joined by Melanie Laurent (star of Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds') and David Jones (Global CEO, Havas Worldwide) for the launch of a specially re-recorded version of Midnight Oil's 'Beds are Burning' as a global musical petition to demand climate justice at the UN's Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December. 'Beds Are Burning' was produced by The:Hours, and is to...

2009-05-29 14:51:09

Climate change today accounts for more than 300,000 deaths throughout the world each year, officials of humanitarian group in Switzerland said. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, president of the Global Humanitarian Forum, released the report on the human impact of climate change in London Friday. Increasingly severe heat waves, storms, floods and forest fires will cause greater hunger, disease and poverty, the report said, and by 2030 will bring the annual death toll from climate...