Actualités — January 01, 2000

A Junior Chamber Alumnus, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Wins 2001 Nobel Peace Prize

A Junior Chamber Alumnus, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Wins 2001 Nobel Peace Prize The United Nations and its Secretary General Kofi Annan—an alumnus of Macalester College Junior Chamber (Minnesota, U.S.A.)—won the Nobel Peace P
A Junior Chamber Alumnus, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Wins 2001 Nobel Peace Prize The United Nations and its Secretary General Kofi Annan—an alumnus of Macalester College Junior Chamber (Minnesota, U.S.A.)—won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2001 for their work for a more peaceful world. The United Nations and Annan will equally share the US$943,000 award. The Nobel Committee praised the United Nations and its chief for working for peace throughout the world. It said Annan has brought “new life'” to the world body and has fought for human rights and against AIDS and international terrorism. U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard called the award a vote of confidence in our common future: “Since the end of the cold war, the U.N. has been able to move toward its full potential in the peace and security area.” Speaking to staff at UN Headquarters when the United Nations and he were jointly named winners of the 100th Nobel Prize for Peace, Annan said, "All of us who work for the United Nations should be proud today—but also be humbled, humbled because even more will be expected of us in the future."
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