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Kofi Annan Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

Kofi A. Annan

7th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation

Kofi A. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and is the Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. In 2001, he and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. As a true global citizen, his work with the Kofi Annan Foundation is to promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of people and countries to achieve a fairer, more secure world.

Irina Bokova Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

Irina Bokova

Director-General of UNESCO

Irina Bokova is the first woman and the first Eastern European to lead UNESCO. As Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova is actively engaged in international efforts to advance gender equality, quality education for all, and combat terrorist financing. Irina Bokova was Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador of Bulgaria to France, Monaco and UNESCO and Personal Representative of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria to the “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie” (OIF). As Secretary of State for European integration and as Foreign Minister, Irina Bokova has always advocated for European integration.

John Prendergast Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

John Prendergast

Human rights activist, best-selling author

Former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council

John Prendergast is a human rights activist, best-selling author and former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council, who has worked for peace in Africa for nearly thirty years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. John has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Wesley Clark Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

Gen. Wesley Clark

Clinton Global Initiative’s Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board

Former Supreme Commander of NATO and US democratic Presidential Candidate

Gen. Wesley Clark has served 34 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of four-star general and was named director for strategic plans and policy of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. In August 2000, Clark was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Jose Manuel Barroso

Jose Manuel Barroso

Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004)

11th President of the European Commission (2009-2014)

Former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004), Mr. Barroso was elected President of the PSD political party, which won enough seats to form a coalition government in 2002. In 2004, following his nomination by the European People’s Party, Jose Manuel Barroso became the 11th President of the European Commission, and was re-elected again for a second 5-year mandate in 2009.

Mario David Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

Mario David

Vice President of the European People’s Party

Member of the European Parliament

Mario David is a Vice President of the European People’s Party and a Member of the European Parliament from Portugal. A medical doctor, he joined the Social Democratic Party (PSD) in 1979 and was elected to the European Parliament for the first time in 1989 and was during a period the Secretary General of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. In 2002 he became political adviser to Prime Minister José Manuel Barroso and in 2004 he was appointed Secretary of State for European Affairs. In 2009 he runs and gets elected again to the European Parliament.

Gaston Browne Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda

Hon. Gaston Browne, became the fourth and youngest ever prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda at the age of 47, after his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ALP) won a landslide victory in the general election in June 2014. His vision is to transform Antigua and Barbuda into a globally competitive, premier tourism and financial services economy, producing well-paying jobs and a higher standard of living for the people. He is an acknowledged advocate of the interests of Antigua and Barbuda at the United Nations General Assembly, CARICOM, the World Bank, the IMF and the OAS.

Hon Kenny Anthony Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

Hon. Kenny Anthony

Prime Minister, Saint Lucia

Hon. Kenny Anthony has been Prime Minister of Saint Lucia since 2011, a post he held froand featuring Armand Artonm 1997 to 2006. As leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party, he was Leader of the Opposition from 2006 to 2011.

In the Labour government that led the country from 1979 to 1982, he was Special Advisor to the Ministry of Education and Culture from August 1979 to December 1980, then Minister of Education from December 1980 to March 1981. He was a member of the secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from March 1995 until he was elected leader of the Labour Party. In 1997, while Prime Minister, he was also the Minister of Finance and Broadcasting. During his leadership and his party's reign, Hon. Anthony led Saint Lucia to record development in tourism, infrastructure and general economic development.

Hon. Kenny D. Anthony is an Honorary Member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

Javier Carrillo Silvestri Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

HE Javier Carrillo Silvestri

Minister of Migration, Panama

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Jacques Attali Speaker Global Citizen Forum in Monaco 2015

Jacques Attali

Economist, professor and writer

Economist, professor, writer, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of France from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali is the co-founder of PlaNet Finance, or today, Positive Planet, and has been President since 1998. He also founded Action Against Hunger in 1980.

He is the author of sixty-five books, translated into more than twenty languages with eight million copies sold around the world, including essays (on subjects ranging from mathematical economics to music), biographies, novels, children’s stories and theatre plays.

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