Quote by: Kofi Annan

What governments and people don't realise is that sometimes the collective interest - the international interest - is also the national interest.


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  • NameKofi Annan
  • Description7th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • AliasesKofi Atta Annan
  • BornApril 8, 1938
  • CountryGhana
  • ProfessionDiplomat; Economist; Politician
  • AwardsNobel Peace Prize; Kora Awards; Order Of The Star Of Romania; Order Of The Star Of Ghana; Decoration Of Honour For Services To The Republic Of Austria; Grand Merit Cross Of The Federal Republic Of Germany; Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize; Grand Cross Of The Order Of Isabella The Catholic; Knight Grand Cross Of The Order Of St Michael And St George; ; ; Confucius Peace Prize; Bruno Kreisky Award; Olof Palme Prize; Indira Gandhi Prize; Four Freedoms Award - Freedom Medal; Philadelphia Liberty Medal; Eleanor Roosevelt Award For Human Rights; Freedom Award; North–South Prize; Sakharov Prize; Profile In Courage Award