UN: " 70 Nobel winners back U.N. chief Annan" I know Jimmy Carter is mixed into this by the headline alone.
|UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Seventy Nobel laureates have signed a letter backing U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who has weathered calls for his resignation amid a spate of scandals in recent months. The letter, supported by Peace Prize winners Jimmy Carter and Elie Wiesel, among others, was made public Thursday. It expresses the laureates' "deepest respect and support for Kofi Annan and the values he has embraced in his lifetime of work for peace and security." The idea for the letter was spearheaded by the Better World Campaign, a nonprofit group that seeks to improve appreciation for the United Nations. The group is a sister organization to the United Nations Foundation, created in 1998 toward fulfilling CNN founder Ted Turner's $1 billion pledge to support U.N. programs.|