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Oral history interview with Kofi Annan, 2002

Creator: Annan, Kofi A.
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 36 pages Sound recording: 1 digital audio tape
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Secretary General, United Nations

Scope and Contents

Family background, childhood, memories of time spent at boarding school in Ghana and at Macalester College in Minnesota; effect of being politically aware at both home and in school; African struggle for independence in Ghana, black struggle for independence in the United States; international service career and the people and leadership in Africa and the United Nations; views on capitalism and economic development; recruitment tactics and growth and improvement within the UN; human rights and human security

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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2002

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