Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

Kofi A. Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving two terms from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006 and was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. In 2001 Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for

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Joyce Banda

An entrepreneur, activist, politician and a philanthropist, Dr Joyce Banda is the former president of Malawi, making her the country’s first female president and Africa’s second. Voted as Africa’s most powerful woman by Forbes magazine and voted as one of the most powerful women in the world by TIME magazine,

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Pavel Bém

Pavel Bém (Prague, 18 July 1963) is a Czech politician, former Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and former Mayor of the City of Prague. He is also a Member of The National Drug Commission – Office of the Government of the Czech

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Sir Richard Branson

Richard Branson was born in 1950, and educated at Stowe School, where he established a national magazine called Student at the age of sixteen. He started a Student Advisory Centre aged 17 to help young people. In 1970 he founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer and shortly thereafter

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Former President of Brazil (1995-2002) and former Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (2011- May 2016), Fernando Henrique Cardoso is currently president of the Instituto Fernando Henrique Cardoso (São Paulo, Brazil) and honorary president of the Party of the Brazilian Social Democracy (PSDB). Co-president of the Latin American

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Maria Livanos Cattaui

Maria Livanos Cattaui was Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2005. Mrs Cattaui worked with the World Economic Forum in Geneva from 1977 to 1996, where she became Managing Director, responsible for the Annual Meeting in Davos, building the public awareness it enjoys today. She

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Helen Clark

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program in April 2009 and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. She was the first women to assume these positions, which

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Sir Nick Clegg

Sir Nick Clegg served as Deputy Prime Minister in Britain’s first post war Coalition Government from 2010 to 2015. He was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015 and was Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam for 12 years before the 2017 General Election. Prior to his entry

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Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss (born in 1940, single) studied in Geneva where she received a degree in economics with special focus on econometrics in 1971. In her varied professional career she served as hotel secretary, editor of the weekly journal Coopération, social worker, and assistant at the Geneva University. She then worked

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Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012)

Before his death in 2012, Carlos Fuentes wrote more than twenty books, including Destiny and Desire, Happy Families, The Eagle’s Throne, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Old Gringo. He served as Mexico’s ambassador to France from 1975 to 1977. He received many awards and honors, including the Rómulo

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