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Vol 39 No 22

Published 6th November 1998

From the 38th floor

Among the staff, Kofi Annan is the most popular Secretary General to date. Helped by his open manner and attention to detail, Annan's rapport with staff stems from his 30-year rise through UN ranks. He’s the first UN staffer to get elected SG and hasn't made serious enemies en route. Still, he has done several not-so-popular things, partly because of the UN’s cripplingly weak financial situation and partly because of his determination to change its organisational culture (in mid-UN career, Annan took a Masters in Business Administration at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology).

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