Kofi Annan

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  • The Importance Of Human Rights Protection

    2004: 59). Nonetheless, the international intervention in Kosovo was credited with preventing major humanitarian crisis (Solana 1999: 118). Together, these modern instances demonstrated the necessary progression to international interventionism under the paradigm of ‘liberal peace’, but still suffered the restraints of nationalist concerns from centuries prior. Section 3. The ‘responsibility to protect’: rhetoric to reality Ultimately, the clash of realist and liberal approaches to human rights protection led to the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) in 2000, to address the “right of humanitarian intervention” (ICISS 2001: 1). Following the controversial intervention in Kosovo, then-Secretary General Kofi Annan posed the great challenge in a General Assembly address in 2000: If humanitarian intervention is indeed an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how should we respond to a Rwanda, to a Srebrenica – to gross and systematic violations of human rights that offend every precept of our common humanity. The formation of the ICISS and their subsequent report in response to this question eventually formed the basis for the R2P doctrine, endorsed by over 150 heads of state and government during the UN General Assembly in 2005 at the World Summit. In order to combat nationalist concerns of sovereignty that had plagued the debate for centuries, the report incorporated sovereignty as a core principle, adding that it ‘implies responsibility, and…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Five Core Value Of Education

    the gym or exercise, eating healthy and just drinking water as an alternative to sugary drinks helps maintain my body and heart in good physical shape. In addition to physical fitness, family is also one of my core values, my family means very much to me. I take time of every week to go home and see them. My family has influenced my thoughts and beliefs and like many people in our adolescence stage or before we are able to make rational decisions it’s the family (parents) who help make and shape…

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  • The Good Man In Ira Levin's The Dark Side Of Science

    that knowledge is evil: "...the scientists who introduce such new technological capacities are partially responsible for an attack that could ultimately cause millions of deaths" (Bullock 125). In the case of the tragedy of the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, Douglas would have us condemn the Wright brothers along side of the terrorist who orchestrated that abominable assault. In regards to vehicular homicide, Henry Ford would have to be harangued along with the perpetrator. It would be…

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  • Humanitarian Intervention In Kosovo

    intervention in Kosovo, supporters argued that the situation was a “humanitarian emergency” and that NATO was a body with a “multilateral” decision-making process. In the ICJ case, NATO also argued that diplomacy had failed to stop the atrocities, and that it was acting to “prevent instability from spreading in the region,” (a threat to Chapter VII of the Charter – as Belgium argued in its case before the ICJ) and that the intervention was intended to prevent abuses of international law. (DRW,…

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  • Genocide In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar And Kofi Annan

    1994 occurred. This connection revolves around key actors in both situations, and how they ignore advice from those around them. By listening and acting so, the results may have been different. Many of Caesars most trusted circle plead with him not to go to the Senate on the Ides of March, while Kofi Annan (Secretary-General of the United Nations) had in his possession a letter that warned of a coming genocide, but both did not want to hear the truth, each for their own reasons. Omens and…

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  • Arguments Against Internationalism

    and European Union (E.U), as well as advancements in technology, have brought us closer together. It is the belief of former U.N governor general Kofi Annan, that internationalism is the next logical step for humanity; that we should put aside parts of our national interests, for the good of humanity as a whole. Kofi Annan's view come from that of an internationalist, he believes that the next political step is that of a world government; that the world should change into a more…

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  • Rwandan Genocide Analysis

    In 1993, the Rwandan Genocide was a major controversial issue in which the United Nations failed to provide abrupt support to the Tutsi tribe when Hutu extremists attempted to kill off all of the tribe. Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan, delivered a speech to the world stating, “All of us who cared about Rwanda…wish that we could have prevented the genocide” (Annan, 1998). Whether or not the UN did everything in their power to help the Hutu’s is a debatable issue still…

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  • Growth In Emma Donoghue's 'Room'

    to show the importance of courage and knowledge for human growth. With not much to do while being a captive, the characters have nothing to do but develop themselves. Jack is a prime example of growth. Jack was born in the room. He never gets the opportunity to experience the outside world. His mother decides to tell Jack the truth. She wished for Jack to discover the real world. When his mother tells him of the outside world, he replies with “Liar, liar, pants on fire, there’s no Outside”…

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  • US Foreign Policy Analysis

    he would have been on a plane back to Canada. While he was the force commander of the UNAMIR, he received intelligence that the Hutu government supported Interharmwe militia was preparing for a slaughter against the Tutsi’s from an informant in January 1994. The informant stated that the Interharmwe milita was stockpiling massive amounts of machetes and guns. He then cabled the UN asking for clearance to raid the warehouse. This information is supported in the UN head of peacekeeping operations…

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  • The Social Problems Of Heroin

    At the time, heroin was a “heroic” drug as a cough suppressant with no addictive side-effects. However, the hero became criminal in around 65 years. Today, around 55 years after the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was signed, the heroin problem still remains. “I believe that drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrong government policies have destroyed much more,” wrote by the former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (Annan 2016). For every plus, there is a minus. People can be…

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