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#Kofi Annan

# kofi-annan - Saturday 18 August, 2018

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

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

Updated Aug 18th 2018, 2:05 PM 58,392 Views 53 Comments

He was 80 years old.

# kofi-annan - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope
# The Pope Is Alright
# The Pope Is Alright

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope

Jun 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 21,493 Views 110 Comments

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
# Youngsters
# Youngsters

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

Oct 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 2,753 Views 2 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

May 3rd 2013, 4:07 PM 3,856 Views 16 Comments

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

13 amazing celebrity appearances on Sesame Street
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From The Daily Edge
# Celebrity Street

13 amazing celebrity appearances on Sesame Street

Apr 17th 2013, 11:05 AM 5,425 Views 8 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN envoy: Syria crisis is a threat to the world

Sep 15th 2012, 1:08 PM 2,739 Views 16 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

Syria latest: Aleppo bombs, UN envoy and water crisis

Sep 10th 2012, 8:52 AM 1,509 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Syria
# Syria

UN peace envoy says Syria death toll is 'staggering'

Sep 5th 2012, 10:39 AM 1,940 Views 5 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Sep 3rd 2012, 7:55 AM 1,935 Views 11 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN accuses Syria of perpetrating war crimes

Aug 15th 2012, 8:23 PM 4,458 Views 22 Comments

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

Astronomical figures and Dáil drinks: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Astronomical figures and Dáil drinks: The week in quotes

Aug 12th 2012, 7:00 PM 5,808 Views 2 Comments

“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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Aug 10th 2012, 10:30 AM 1,318 Views 13 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:07 PM 2,126 Views 37 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

Aug 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 1,853 Views 19 Comments

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
# Resigned
# Resigned

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:55 PM 3,072 Views 17 Comments

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
# Strike Three
# Strike Three

Russia, China again block UN resolution for sanctions against Syria

Jul 19th 2012, 8:16 PM 2,740 Views 42 Comments

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
# Syria

Assad regime 'could use chemical weapons'

Jul 17th 2012, 8:47 AM 2,090 Views 23 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates

Jul 16th 2012, 9:16 AM 2,049 Views 11 Comments

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

# kofi-annan - Monday 9 July, 2012

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

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

Jul 9th 2012, 8:10 AM 1,680 Views 10 Comments

“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

# kofi-annan - Friday 29 June, 2012

US, Russia hold talks on Syria
# Damascus
# Damascus

US, Russia hold talks on Syria

Jun 29th 2012, 8:50 PM 3,085 Views 16 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian violence has worsened since ceasefire, says UN

Jun 27th 2012, 3:11 PM 1,565 Views 3 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Downing of Turkish plane "unacceptable", says NATO chief

Jun 26th 2012, 12:48 PM 1,829 Views 5 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

At least 15 killed in village as Syria violence intensifies

Jun 9th 2012, 10:06 AM 771 Views 8 Comments

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

# kofi-annan - Friday 8 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 8th 2012, 7:23 AM 985 Views 15 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN observers blocked from site of mass killing in Syria

Jun 7th 2012, 1:50 PM 1,842 Views 9 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Rebels abandon UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Jun 5th 2012, 9:33 AM 917 Views 4 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jun 3rd 2012, 12:10 PM 1,696 Views 16 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN human rights chief warns of full civil war in Syria

Jun 1st 2012, 1:34 PM 765 Views 2 Comments

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

# kofi-annan - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Syria's Assad to meet UN special envoy Kofi Annan
# Syria
# Syria

Syria's Assad to meet UN special envoy Kofi Annan

May 29th 2012, 8:10 AM 694 Views 3 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing

May 16th 2012, 12:52 PM 980 Views 0 Comments

Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.

# kofi-annan - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Syria: Blast near UN convoy wounds six soldiers
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Blast near UN convoy wounds six soldiers

May 9th 2012, 2:20 PM 1,080 Views 1 Comment

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
# Syria
# Syria

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Apr 25th 2012, 9:06 AM 635 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Syria
# Syria

Satellites said to show Syria 'not abiding by truce'

Apr 24th 2012, 10:07 PM 1,976 Views 16 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Irish Defence Forces set for observer role in UN Syria mission

Apr 24th 2012, 6:05 PM 3,093 Views 10 Comments

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
# Peace Plan
# Peace Plan

Activists: Syrian troops attack Damascus suburb

Apr 22nd 2012, 1:21 PM 836 Views 2 Comments

“This UN observers thing is a big joke.”

# kofi-annan - Saturday 21 April, 2012

UN monitors thronged on visit to Syria opposition stronghold
# Syria
# Syria

UN monitors thronged on visit to Syria opposition stronghold

Apr 21st 2012, 6:10 PM 950 Views 0 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN approves first observers for Syria

Apr 15th 2012, 6:45 AM 715 Views 8 Comments

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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