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The Collected Papers of Kofi Annan: UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006

Jean E. Krasno, editor
The Collected Papers of Kofi Annan: UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006
ISBN: 978-1-58826-803-7
ISBN: 978-1-58826-938-6
2012/4,530 pages/LC: 2012004499
5 volumes, 7"x10"
"University and research libraries encompassing international relations will benefit their readers by acquiring this useful set."—Library Journal


The thousands of documents in this five-volume set illuminate the complexity and texture of the workings of the United Nations as they trace the activities of Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the conceptual evolution of his ideas. 

With the cooperation of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General in the release of previously classified material, the documents encompass internal notes, letters, speeches, transcripts of interviews and press conferences, formal statements and off-the-cuff comments to the press, op-ed pieces, reports to the Security Council and General Assembly, briefings by the spokesman for the S-G, and more. The chronological presentation tells the story of ideas, events, relationships, conflicts, and crises as they unfolded.

The documents are divided into five volumes: 1997–1999, 2000–2001, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, and 2006. Each document is preceded by the editor's annotations, which provide context as well as keywords, and each volume is thoroughly indexed. In addition, Volume 5 includes an index of the entire five volumes.


Jean Krasno is tenured lecturer and director of the MA Program in International Affairs at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York. The Collected Papers is the result of an eight-year joint project based at the City College and Yale.