Kofi Annan to speak at the 2009 Cannes advertising festival

LONDON - Kofi Annan, the former secretary general of the United Nations and president of the Global Humanitarian Forum, has signed up to speak at the 2009 Cannes Lions.

Kofi Annan...will speak at 2009 Cannes Lions
Kofi Annan...will speak at 2009 Cannes Lions

He will join David Jones, the global chief executive of Havas Worldwide and chief executive of Euro RSCG Worldwide, in a debate about climate change and how the creative community can tackle the problem.

The debate will be chaired by Herve de Clerck, the chief executive of ACT Responsible, a non-profit initiative that aims to show the positive role of advertising on today's social and environmental issues.

In June 2008 ACT Responsible started working for Annan's Global Humanitarian Forum and together with David Jones, created a dedicated communications team working to raise awareness of human consequences of climate change all over the world.

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