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2014-08-04 16:27:50

Interviews from FutureFood 2050 share scientific, entrepreneurial, and cultural perspectives on the food security and nutrition challenges facing Africa, including insights from Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama welcomes leaders from Africa to Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the latest FutureFood 2050 interview series, a publishing initiative from the...

2014-02-28 12:26:10

GENEVA, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy ruled the day once more as over 300 Swiss and international officials, including Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, international students, respected colleagues and friends, joined Adolf Ogi, former Swiss Federal Councilor, former Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, for the English-language book launch of Dolf Ogi: Statesman and...

2014-02-06 12:25:51

LONDON, WASHINGTON, TOKYO, UTRECHT, The Netherlands and NEW DELHI, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launched the 14th edition of its annual flagship event, The 'Delhi Sustainable Development Summit' (DSDS) in New Delhi today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/564821 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/668021 ) The course of three days will witness an array of...

2011-06-25 08:00:00

ROME, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kofi Annan, Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and former UN Secretary-General, today warned that the already shameful global record of the number of people living in hunger and poverty is likely to get worse instead of better. In a keynote speech today to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Mr. Annan said the combination of growing populations, rising food prices and constraints on...

2011-03-10 06:48:00

GENEVA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Gateway to Africa is the first annual, international conference which will tackle pressing issues that Africa faces today through an integrative and multidimensional approach. It will bring together leaders of Africa with prominent featured speakers such as Mr. Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-2010); former Vice President, USA, Mr. Al Gore; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of The Green Belt...

2011-01-17 00:00:41

Statement by Kofi Annan, United Nations Foundation Board Member, Calling on the WHO Executive Board to Set an Eradication Date for Measles There is no better time than now to eliminate measles once and for all. As a result of the hard work of country governments, WHO, UNICEF, NGOs and others, we have made tremendous progress in reducing measles mortality by nearly 80% worldwide. But we can't stop here; measles still infects 30 million children each year and kills 450 people every day....

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...


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