Sunday, February 11, 2007

Nane Annan

The beautiful Swedish-born wife of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, lawyer, artist, half-niece of the legendary World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg. Mrs. Annan, who frequently travels worldwide with her husband, is actively involved in in WASH, an international campaign promoting the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene to women and girls in the world. "Access to water and sanitation is necessarily a community concern, and the special needs of women and children have to be understood at a political level. Because it is the women and girls who bear the brunt of the burden of lack of safe water and sanitation. They are the ones washing babies and infants, and they are the ones most intimidated by the lack of sanitation.”