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Working for a Better Organized and More Peaceful World: Marking the Anniversary of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize 2001 was awarded jointly to United Nations (U.N.) and Kofi Annan "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world."

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Working for a Better Organized and More Peaceful World

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Kofi Annan and the United Nations


In 2001, the United Nations and its Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world". 

Today, the diploma and the medal Kofi Annan received in Oslo on 10 December 2001 are displayed in the United Nations Museum Geneva.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the award, the UN Library & Archives Geneva presents a series of short videos to remember who was Kofi Annan, his legacy, what has been accomplished since 2001 and what still needs to be achieved



The UN Library & Archives interviewed young professionals who are currently working at UN Geneva, UN staff who were working for the UN in 2001 and close collaborators of Kofi Annan when he was Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Young Professionals:

Tolulope Balogun // Maria Bolotnikov

Namon Deep Jain // Ning Zhang

UN Staff:

Marian Aggrey // Papa Malick Diakhate

Catherine Fegli // Rolando Gomez

Kofi Annan's Collaborators:

Stéphane Dujarric // Michael Møller

Corinne Momal-Vanian // Ghassan Salamé

Celebration of Kofi Annan's life

Ahmad Fawzi

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