During the European Conference in Basel end of May 2017, JCI The Netherlands proudly announced that Kofi Annan as a keynote speaker at the world congress in Amsterdam in November 2017.
Kofi Atta Annan (born 8 April 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela. JCI and U.N. have been partners for many years now, you can read more about that here. You may also know that Kofi Annan was a JCI member.
JCI The Netherlands did a fantastic job in getting Kofi Annan as a keynote speaker. It doesn’t happen every day that we get such a world famous speaker at a congress, so we encourage you to register for the world congres in 2017 if you haven’t already, and to attend the keynote from Kofi Annan. This is an opportunity not to be missed!