Kofi Annan

Myanmar begins shuttering three Rakhine camps

Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine state, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go.

Apr 11, 2017, 13:42 PM IST

UN`s Staffan de Mistura: `Chronic optimist` in Syria quagmire

Staffan de Mistura, the UN`s Syria envoy, has an experience in some of the world`s most troubled hotspots.

Feb 21, 2017, 09:39 AM IST
AAP doing 'publicity stunts' on education, health: Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken

AAP doing 'publicity stunts' on education, health: Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken

With the city heading towards municipal polls, Delhi Congress today sharpened its attack on the AAP government, seeking to puncture its developmental claims on education and health fronts.

Feb 17, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be `crimes against humanity`: UN

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be `crimes against humanity`: UN

More than 120,000 Rohingya have been crammed into displacement camps since sectarian violence in 2012.

Nov 30, 2016, 09:25 AM IST
IOC chief Bach presents former UN head Annan with Olympic Order

IOC chief Bach presents former UN head Annan with Olympic Order

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach presented former United Nations (UN) secretary-general Kofi Annan with the Olympic Order in Gold.

Oct 16, 2015, 14:02 PM IST
FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms

FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms

The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to finetune crucial reforms of football`s scandal-hit world governing body FIFA will be named very soon a source close to the organisation`s leadership said.

Jul 22, 2015, 09:18 AM IST
Campaigners call for Kofi Annan to take charge of FIFA reform

Campaigners call for Kofi Annan to take charge of FIFA reform

A group campaigning for reform of world soccer`s governing body FIFA have called for former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to be put in charge of an independent reform commission.

Jul 20, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Kofi Annan in Cuba to boost Colombia-FARC peace talks

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Cuba on Thursday to prod negotiators from the Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas to clinch a dragging peace agreement.

Feb 27, 2015, 03:10 AM IST

Ebola neglected because it started in Africa: Ex-UN head Annan

Wealthy countries were slow to tackle the Ebola epidemic as it began in Africa, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has said in tough criticism of the response to the crisis.

Oct 17, 2014, 04:25 AM IST

Sustainability must be at the heart of SDGs: Kofi Annan

Global leaders who converged at the 14th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on February 2 called for immediate attention for the conservation of natural resources like oceans which are shared by the global community.

Feb 12, 2014, 21:26 PM IST

Indian women denied voice in decision making: Kofi Annan

Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan has said women in India are still denied the right to take decisions, which have an impact on their lives.

Feb 07, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

‘Badge of shame` if Africa exits world court: Annan

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has said it would be a "badge of shame" for Africa if its leaders voted to leave the International Criminal Court.

Oct 08, 2013, 10:50 AM IST

`Stop millions in aid to richer India, China`

Kofi Annan has asked Britain and the European Union to stop providing millions of pounds in aid to wealthy nations like India and China.

Oct 27, 2012, 11:15 AM IST

Bill Gates, Kofi Annan back leniency for Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta, Goldman Sachs' former Indian-American director convicted of insider trading, has received letters of support from the likes of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ahead of his sentencing .

Oct 13, 2012, 09:58 AM IST

Syrian violence slipping into sectarian war: Annan

Annan said that his successor Lakhdar Brahimi will need the support of all members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, to have a chance of a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis.

Sep 14, 2012, 21:15 PM IST

Head of UN observers leaves Syria

The United Nations decided last week not to extend the mandate of the UNSMIS, but agreed instead to establish a civilian office in Damascus.

Aug 25, 2012, 15:39 PM IST

Russia calls for political dialogue in Syria

Moscow supports a peaceful settlement of the prolonged crisis in Syria, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Aug 25, 2012, 11:33 AM IST

UN chief reiterates full support for new Syria envoy

Starting next month, Lakhdar Brahimi will be fully engaged in good offices on Syria on behalf of the UN and the Arab League.

Aug 25, 2012, 09:25 AM IST

UN’s Syria observer mission ‘officially ends’

The UN decided to end the mission in response to escalating violence as world powers fail to agree how to end months of bloodshed in the country.

Aug 20, 2012, 13:42 PM IST

`British, German spies helping Syrian rebels`

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that London was supplying Syrian rebels with body armour and communication equipment.

Aug 19, 2012, 20:19 PM IST