per la pace a K. Annan, per il suo impegno in difesa dei
diritti umani. A dicembre aveva accolto le firme raccolte
dalla Comunità di Sant’Egidio per la moratoria della pena
di morte e incoraggiato la campagna.
Annan Wins Nobel Peace Prize
year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations and its
Secretary General, Kofi Annan.
The Nobel citation specifically lauded Mr. Annan, stating,
"While clearly underlining the United Nations' traditional
responsibility for peace and security, he has also emphasized its
obligations with regard to human rights."
December, when Annan received 3.2 million signatures of people
seeking an end to executions he stated, "The forfeiture of life
is too absolute, too irreversible, for one human being to inflict it
on another, even when backed by legal process.
And I believe that future generations, throughout the world,
will come to agree."