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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on January 27th, 2011
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

 

Kofi Annan was UN Secretary General 1997-2006. Under him the UN put forward the concept of “RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT” – which means that it is a Government´s  responsibility to protect its citizens – the most revolutionary idea at the UN since the days of Eleanor Roosevelt championing the concept of HUMAN RIGHTS and her managing the UN Declaration on the subject. Just think of the many dictatorships that are UN member governments and their treatment of their own citizens.

Kofi Annan, among other interests, was also a champion of issues of the Environment and the neeed to do something about air pollution from burning fossil carbons and the resulting effects on the Climate.

The Students of the class of 2011 of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna  recognized the visions of UNSG Kofi Annan by deciding to name the 2011 class after Kofi Annan. We see in this a recognition of the truth, that with with good people on the top, the UN can provide leadership even in the present world condition.

Power to the Vienna Diplomatic Academy students, and please see Kofi Annan´s acknowledgement of this honor-

www.sustainabilitank.info/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Brief_Annan.pdf

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