Kofi Annan: The U.N.'s 'rock star' secretary-general

World | FOCUS Aug 19, 2018

Kofi Annan: The U.N.'s 'rock star' secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The first secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa, Ghanaian-born Annan was credited for raising the U.N.'s ...

Editorials Oct 11, 2016

A good choice, yet still disappointing

The failure to follow through on the expectation that the next U.N. secretary-general would be a woman is a reminder of the flaws in that selection process and the glass ceiling that more than half the world's population continues to confront.

Commentary / World Feb 9, 2015

Next U.N. secretary general

by Ramesh Thakur

With Ban Ki-moon's second term as U.N. secretary general ending Dec. 31, 2016, there are said to be at least three candidates to replace the South Korean. And former Prime Ministers Helen Clark of New Zealand and Kevin Rudd of Australia are believed to ...