Formerly, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations. Founding Chair, Kofi Annan Foundation, catalysing action towards healthy and fair societies by promoting sustainable development, conflict resolution and human rights; influences policy-makers and convenes leaders to addresses threats such as drugs, climate change, hunger and conflict. Mediation and diplomacy efforts seek to promote peace in various hot spots across the world. Chair: The Elders; Africa Progress Panel. Joint recipient, with the United Nations, Nobel Prize for Peace (2001).