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Since 1945, the United Nations has worked to stop wars, help the poor, and protect children. For this work, the worldwide organization and its leader. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, recently won an important prize.
Working for Peace
Kofi Annan and the United Nations won the Nobel Peace Prize in October. The prize is awarded to a person or group that promotes, or supports, world peace. Weekly Reader recently interviewed Mr. Annan.
Weekly Reader: What is your job like?
Kofi Annan: I have to try to persuade people who are fighting to make peace. I meet many different people in my job, powerful people, like kings and presidents, and people who have very little power, like those who are homeless or those who are very young.
WR: What is it like to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Annan: Getting the Nobel Peace Prize--which I shared …