David L. Phillips

David L. Phillips is the director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. He was a senior adviser for humanitarian advocacy to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in 1999 and 2000.
August 22, 2018 
Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died on Aug. 18, in Switzerland, was deeply committed to peace and the UN Charter, as well as human rights and humanitarian action. He led a debate about harmonizing these principles and rebalancing the sovereignty of countries with the rights of people within them. During his 10 years as secretary-general, …

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