Tag: Nobel Peace Prize

Kofi Annan, the First Black U.N. Secretary General, Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, who was described by his own foundation colleagues, as “strong and fit” while “he worked until the very end, without giving himself a break,” succumbed to a short illness on Saturday at age 80. His foundation made the announcement on Twitter. The former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace…

3 Women Nobel Peace Laureates Herald Global Change

“We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society,” read a statement from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after learning she was one of three women to win the Nobel Peace Prize this…