Talk to Al Jazeera
Kofi Annan
The former secretary-general of the United Nations in conversation with Teymoor Nabili.
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2010 22:50 GMT

In the world of international diplomacy there are few more recognisable figures than Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the UN.

In a long and sometimes controversial career at the United Nations he played a part in some of the most significant issues in recent history.

Now he spends his time as a mediator in global problems and as an advocate for issues close to his heart, like global poverty, the environment and food security, through the activities of the Kofi Annan Foundation and its partners.

Recently, he came to Singapore to lecture at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and Teymoor Nabili met him to talk about China-African relations, African land sales, eradication of poverty and the Millenium Development Goals.

The former secretary-general of the UN also speaks about the invasion of Iraq, the Middle East peace process, the Goldstone report, his role as a mediator, and the future of Kenya.  

Talk to Jazeera: Kofi Annan aired from Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

Al Jazeera
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.