Tag: Kofi Annan

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  • Develop and Sustain

    Develop and Sustain

    In our confusing, confused and distracted world, we are running off course in many ways ~ climate change is the sixth great extinction, cities in danger, food supplies under threat, massive dislocations, widening inequalities of income, fractured politics.

    March 3, 2020
  • Asean could play larger role in Rohingya crisis

    Asean could play larger role in Rohingya crisis

    At the end of the 33rd Asean summit in Singapore on November 15, Singapore formally handed over the symbolic gavel of Asean chairmanship to Thailand, which it last held in 2009. The one-year rotating term will officially begin on 1 January 2019. As the incoming chair, Thailand hinted what the regional group should or could …

    November 29, 2018
  • Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan

    There is an unmistakable sense of poignancy in the passing of Kofi Annan, the first sub-Saharan African who helmed the United Nations, not the least because the world body founded in 1945 would seem to have lost its purpose 70 years after. And the principal benchmark must be its dithering in the storm-centres in recent …

    August 21, 2018
  • Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan dies at 80

    Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan dies at 80

    Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001 "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world"

    August 18, 2018
  • UNSC must push Myanmar to let Rohingya refugees return: Annan

    UNSC must push Myanmar to let Rohingya refugees return: Annan

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has asked the deadlocked Security Council to push the Myanmar government to allow the Rohingya refugees sheltered in Bangladesh to return home in safety and with dignity. Speaking to reporters after he had briefed the Security Council on Friday, Annan said that the returning refugees should not be sent …

    October 14, 2017
  • Kofi Annan meets Myanmar Prez in human rights probe

    Kofi Annan meets Myanmar Prez in human rights probe

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan met Myanmar President Htin Kyaw at the Presidential Palace in the capital on Thursday — the third day of his six-day visit to the country, a media report said.  Annan, the chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, has travelled to the southeast Asian country to investigate human …

    September 8, 2016
  • Myanmar names Annan to head Rohingya panel

    Myanmar names Annan to head Rohingya panel

    Myanmar’s government has set up an advisory panel headed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to find "lasting solutions" to the conflict in Rakhine state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against the minority Rohingya Muslims. A statement by the office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said an …

    August 24, 2016
  • Quake hits Myanmar

    Quake hits Myanmar

    An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar, neighbouring Bangladesh and parts of the region on Tuesday morning.  The epicentre of the earthquake was determined 57 km from Khampat, Myanmar (Burma), which hit the region at 7.41 am, the US Geological Survey said.  Police and fire officials said there were no reports of …

    August 23, 2016