- Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation, Switzerland; Secretary-General, United Nations (1997-2006)
1997-2006, UN Secretary-General, first to emerge from staff; currently, continues to advocate for better policies to meet needs of poorest and most vulnerable, particularly in Africa. Chair, several initiatives including Africa Progress Panel, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa Prize Committee. Member, Foundation Board, World Economic Forum. Joint Special Envoy of the UN & the League of Arab States on the Syrian Crisis. Recipient of awards including, Nobel Prize for Peace jointly with UN (2001).