Remembering Kofi Annan: Pluralism: A Key Challenge of the 21st Century

On May 23, 2013, former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s second annual Pluralism Lecture, “Pluralism: A Key Challenge of the 21st Century.” Addressing a crowd of 250 people and an online audience of nearly 400, Mr. Annan reflected on his experiences in Kenya and Syria as part of the challenge of managing pluralism in a globalized world.

“My long experience has taught me that, whatever our background, what unites us is far greater than what divides us. We have to learn from each other, making our different traditions and cultures a source of harmony and strength, not discord and weakness.”

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