|UN||VATICAN'S UN OBSERVER HONOURS KOFI ANNAN|
Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, is winner of the 2000 award conferred by the 'Path to Peace' Foundation, established by Archbishop Renato Martino, Vatican Permanent Observer at the United Nations in New York.
He spoke of Annan's commitment to the promotion of peace, especially in the Yugoslavian conflict, Iraq and East Timor. The award will be conferred on the Secretary General during a ceremony that will take place in New York on 14 June.
At a special event held each year the Path to Peace Foundation honours an individual whose life and work have dramatically affected the world community in a positive way. Past winners include Boutros Boutros-Ghali, previous Secretary General of the United Nations, King Baudouin I of Belgium, Corazón Aquino, former president of the Philippines, Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, and Carlos Menem, ex-president of Argentina.
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