Former President John Agyekum Kufuor returned home last Friday night after a 10-day working visit of Geneva, Switzerland and Washington DC, USA, where he was made member of the Board of Directors of the Leon Sullivan Foundation.
The Sullivan Foundation was established to carry on the missionary work of the late Reverend Leon Howard Sullivan, civil rights pioneer and unflagging campaigner against apartheid.
Its mission is to advocate for the poor and disadvantaged worldwide Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with a special focus on Africa. The Board is currently chaired by Ambassador Andrew Young, former US permanent representative to the United Nations.
While in Washington, former President Kufuor attended the second session of the High-Level Commission on Modernization of the World Bank, formed early this year by the Bank.
The 12-member body chaired by former Mexican President, Ernesto Zedillo, is tasked with making recommendations on how the institution is governed so that it can better fulfill its mission of overcoming global poverty. The Commission held its first meeting about a month ago.
In Geneva, former President Kufuor addressed the 2009 conference of the Global Humanitarian Forum, founded in 2007 by Dr Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The Forum is an international humanitarian organization that fosters dialogue and brokers partnership to strengthen the international communityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ability to address more efficiently, current and emerging challenges.
The theme of this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s conference is: Ã¢â‚¬ËœHuman Impact of Climate ChangeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.