The President of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Alan Doss has said the foundation was determined to advance Kofi Annan's vision for a fairer, more peaceful world
“We mourn the loss of a great statesman, a committed internationalist
"Such was his wish and such is our mission.” Alan Doss stated in a video message posted online.
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He said in April 2018, they [Foundation] celebrated a double anniversary, Kofi Annan's 80th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his foundation.
"We marked this milestone by inviting people to join us on the road to peace, a recognition and a celebration of Kofi Annan's lifelong commitment to making and keeping the peace."
"Sadly, this year of celebration was cut short and Kofi passed away on the 18th of August.
Since then the Annan family and the staff of the foundation have been deeply moved by the countless number of messages of condolence, sympathy
A healthy society is built on peace, inclusive development
There could be no peace without intrusive development and there could be no lasting development without peace and no society can long remain prosperous without the rule of law and respect for human rights.
"Under Kofi's leadership, the foundation designed and launched initiatives to assist countries and communities to achieve those objectives and to move forward on the road to peace.
We are doing this by safeguarding elections and democratic practice, encouraging reconciliation after conflict, deploring youth leadership to counter violent extremism, ensuring food security in Africa and supporting peace processes that really produce lasting peace. These