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# kofi-annan - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a short illness RIP

# kofi-annan - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope

The pope says earth is beginning to look more like an “immense pile of filth”.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Dublin youth conference set to hear from the stars of politics, sports and business

Speakers at the One Young World Dublin 2014 summit will include Kofi Annan, Dame Ellen MacArthur and creator of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales.

# kofi-annan - Friday 3 May, 2013

The UN's special envoy to Syria is quitting after only eight months

Lakhdar Brahimi only took over from Kofi Annan in September – but is reported to have already handed in his notice.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

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13 amazing celebrity appearances on Sesame Street

From early Destiny’s Child to a Shakespearean soliloquy from Patrick Stewart, they’ve truly covered all the bases.

# kofi-annan - Saturday 15 September, 2012

UN envoy: Syria crisis is a threat to the world

The conflict’s death toll continues to rise with overnight air strikes killing 12 civilians and wounding 60 more.

# kofi-annan - Monday 10 September, 2012

Syria latest: Aleppo bombs, UN envoy and water crisis

Residents of the country’s second city are experiencing serious water shortages as a main water pipeline has been destroyed.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

UN peace envoy says Syria death toll is 'staggering'

Lakhdar Brahimi told the UN General Assembly that the destruction in the country is reaching “catastrophic proportions and the suffering of the people is immense”.

# kofi-annan - Monday 3 September, 2012

Syria mission is 'nearly impossible', says new UN envoy

On the ground, activists say the death toll from the 18-month conflict has now reached 26,200.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

UN accuses Syria of perpetrating war crimes

The panel also concluded that anti-government armed groups committed war crimes, including murder, extrajudicial killings and torture, but at a lesser frequency and scale.

# kofi-annan - Sunday 12 August, 2012

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Astronomical figures and Dáil drinks: The week in quotes

“Either take off the cross or put on pants.”

# kofi-annan - Friday 10 August, 2012

Syria in danger of 'long-term civil war', says UN chief

Meanwhile, Syrian rebels have been forced from key area of Aleppo.

# kofi-annan - Friday 3 August, 2012

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria

The Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution criticising the Security Council’s failure to act on the Syria conflict.

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

The diplomatic effort to solve Syria moves to the General Assembly, where Russia and China cannot veto it.

# kofi-annan - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Annan said he cannot go on when the Security Council provides no backing for his role.

# kofi-annan - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Russia, China again block UN resolution for sanctions against Syria

The vote – which the West says is “appalling” – put the future of the on-the-ground observer mission in serious doubt.

# kofi-annan - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Assad regime 'could use chemical weapons'

Syria’s ex-ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf Fares, said that there are unconfirmed reports that such weapons might have already been used.

# kofi-annan - Monday 16 July, 2012

Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates

Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.

# kofi-annan - Monday 9 July, 2012

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Video: Assad remains defiant in TV interview as Annan arrives in Syria

“A president shouldn’t run away from a challenge, and we have a national challenge in Syria now,” Syrian president Bashar Assad said in a defiant interview with German television last night.

# kofi-annan - Sunday 1 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# kofi-annan - Friday 29 June, 2012

US, Russia hold talks on Syria

Meanwhile, violence continues in Syria with activists stating it has been a particularly bloody week around the nation’s capital.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Syrian violence has worsened since ceasefire, says UN

Kofi Annan says the ceasefire plan he brokered “is clearly not being implemented”.

# kofi-annan - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Downing of Turkish plane "unacceptable", says NATO chief

NATO holding emergency consultations with Turkey following last week’s incident.

# kofi-annan - Saturday 9 June, 2012

At least 15 killed in village as Syria violence intensifies

Observers saw human body parts and smelled burned flesh in another village where 78 people were reportedly slaughtered.

# kofi-annan - Friday 8 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war

UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.

# kofi-annan - Thursday 7 June, 2012

UN observers blocked from site of mass killing in Syria

Latest reports indicate that UN observers and journalists are being stopped from reaching al-Qubair where it’s reported at least 78 people have been killed.

# kofi-annan - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Rebels abandon UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Fresh attacks have been launched on regime forces, with rebels saying they had to ‘defend our people’.

# kofi-annan - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad

Bashar al-Assad tells Syria’s parliament that the “international role” in the insurgent uprising “is now obvious”.

# kofi-annan - Friday 1 June, 2012

UN human rights chief warns of full civil war in Syria

This is the fifth time the UN Human Rights Council has called an urgent meeting regarding Syria

# kofi-annan - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Syria's Assad to meet UN special envoy Kofi Annan

Russia has taken an unusual hardline against Syria’s current government ahead of the meeting.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing

Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Syria: Blast near UN convoy wounds six soldiers

A roadside bomb struck a Syrian military truck just seconds after a convoy carrying the head of the UN observer mission passed by.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Kofi Annan told the UN of his concerns over reports of Syrian troops firing on civilians in Hama after UN observers left.

# kofi-annan - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Satellites said to show Syria 'not abiding by truce'

Satellite imagery and other credible reports show that, despite its claims, Syria has failed to withdraw all of its heavy weapons from populated areas.

Irish Defence Forces set for observer role in UN Syria mission

The Cabinet approves proposals to deploy up to six Defence Forces staff as unarmed observers in Syria.

# kofi-annan - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Activists: Syrian troops attack Damascus suburb

“This UN observers thing is a big joke.”

# kofi-annan - Saturday 21 April, 2012

UN monitors thronged on visit to Syria opposition stronghold

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has voted to expand the observer mission to 300 – and renewed the call for an immediate halt to violence.

# kofi-annan - Sunday 15 April, 2012

UN approves first observers for Syria

The UN Security Council last night united behind a legally binding resolution calling for violence to end immediately and peace talks to begin in Syria.

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