Kofi Annan: a complicated legacy of impressive achievements, and some profound failures

Kofi Annan (80) was an important historical figure who played a critical role in many key events of the 1990s and 2000s. His death is therefore an opportunity to both celebrate his life and to begin honestly assessing his contributions to the world.

The Ghanaian diplomat’s legacy is complicated. He served as both head of the United Nations peacekeeping and as Secretary General of the UN. His tenure in these high offices – from 1992 to 2006 – were marked by great human tragedies as well as episodes of progress. His role in these events raises difficult questions about individual responsibility and the role of international organisations and their leaders in creating a more peaceful and just world.
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Locarno : Carla Del Ponte vient parler au public du Spazio Cinema, en toute simplicité

Dimanche 6 août, à Locarno, les sollicitations sont nombreuses mais celle qui remporte le suffrage est la conversation, au Spazio Cinema, avec l’ancienne procureure de choc, attendue impatiemment par les journalistes, les festivaliers et une foule de Tessinois venus manifester leur admiration à celle qui est parvenue à faire trembler les plus puissants. Invitée de la première session des Locarno Talks la Mobiliare, Carla Del Ponte, membre de la Commission d’enquête onusienne sur la Syrie, a apporté des photographies liées à ses diverses expériences, photographies projetées sur un écran géant durant la discussion, animée par la journaliste Liana Milella, de la Repubblica.
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