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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR

in 2001, you received the Nobel
Peace Prize for efforts such as
founding the Global Fund to Fight
AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Why was starting this fund important to you personally?
ANNAN: I remember visiting a hospital patient one day who I knew was
going to die. The medication to save
her existed, but she was too poor to
afford it. She represented the plight
of many people. It is morally indefensible to allow the situation to
persist, and I wanted to do something about it.
Disease, like war, is not only a
product of underdevelopment. It is
also one of the biggest obstacles preventing our societies from developing
as they should. That is especially true
of HIV/AIDS, which takes its biggest
toll among young adults—the most
productive age group—and with the
main responsibility for rearing the
next generation. That is why AIDS
has become not only the primary
cause of death on the African continent, but our biggest development
Kofi A. Annan, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations
challenge. That is why I made the
battle against it my personal priority.
At the beginning, the level of global concern about
development agencies. I think part of their success
lay in the fact that they were simple, concrete, and HIV/AIDS fell far short of the vast scale of the suffering caused and threatened by the disease. We
measurable.
The target of reducing extreme poverty by half has recognized that power for change resides in far more
been reached five years ahead of the 2015 deadline, places than just the corridors of presidential palaces
as has the target of halving the proportion of people and parliaments, and we worked to create a global
who lack dependable access to improved sources of alliance from the ground up. By 2001 HIV/AIDS was
drinking water. Conditions for more than 200 million suddenly receiving a level of public attention and
people living in slums have been improved—double funding it had never enjoyed before.
the target. Primary school enrollment of girls equals
that of boys, and we have seen accelerating progress IE: As a Global Fellow at Columbia University and
in reducing child and maternal mortality.
the Li Ka Shing Professor at the Lew Kuan Yew
Eradicating extreme poverty is not just an end in School of Public Policy at the National University
itself: it is the first step toward sustainable develop- of Singapore since 2009, you have taught students
ment and progress in general, for a hungry man is from various backgrounds. What kind of courses
not a free man. He cannot focus on anything else but do you teach and what do you think are your most
securing his next meal.
important lessons that you impart through them?

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International Educator - May/June 2013
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From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Kofi Annan
Peace Pathways
Shared Solutions
San Francisco State Shines in Long-Term Study Abroad
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
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