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An evening celebrating the life and legacy of Kofi Annan

UNA-UK was delighted to host an evening to celebrate the life and legacy of Kofi Annan on 3 June in London, featuring speakers:

  • Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
  • Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former UN Deputy Secretary-General
  • Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Street in conversation with Kami, the HIV-positive Muppet from Takalani Sesame in South Africa

A news story, pictures and video of the event will be available in due course. Watch this space!

Mr Annan played a major role in international affairs for almost half a century, becoming one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats. Working at the heart of the UN, including ten years as Secretary-General, he was at the helm grappling with some of the biggest crises of the 21st Century.

Mr Annan is well remembered for his contributions to international politics; for his tireless dedication to advocacy for peace and reform; and for his work on human rights and development.

This event will take place in London's prestigious Methodist Central Hall Westminster - where the first UN Secretary-General was appointed over 70 years ago. This event will take place at 6pm and will finish at 8pm. Doors will open at 5pm. Guests are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to escure their seats as they cannot be reserved. 

We are delighted to be working with a number of partners to invite you to join us in remembering Mr Annan's life, his work and legacy.

This event is being held as part of a series of events, including a conference co-hosted with Chatham House, to celebrate Kofi Annan's life and legacy. The series is generously supported by Open Society Foundations and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are grateful for the endorsement of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Share your memories

Kofi Annan has done much to inspire people from all walks of life.

If you have a memory of Kofi Annan, or if would like to share how he has inspired you, please let us know