The Crisis in Development
Kofi Annan

Editors Introduction In this lecture, held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan makes a plea for the developing world. He argues that many of the countries that were embroiled in the struggle for independence 50 years ago are now implicated in a much lengthier and darker battle: the struggle for development. He says that Africa in particular has fallen behind the developing world and appears to be stuck in an abyss of poverty, hunger, disease, oppression, pollution and depletion of natural resources. Only the concerted efforts of the international community can bring Africa back from the brink.


Kofi Annan discusses the future of development in Africa.

 

This feature is taken from a lecture delivered at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 25 February 2002. Copyright The London School of Economics and Political Science.