05 – 2018 – Global Goodwill Ambassadors founded by Richard DiPilla – Newsletter




The Snowflake Revolution

Because of extraordinary things happening this newsletter is not a mirror of the projects and work of Global Goodwill Ambassadors.

Today we call these actions taken by only a few members on LinkedIn the snowflake revolution. It emerged and disappeared like a cold snowflake in the sun.

What have Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA) to do with Kofi Annan and the Kofi Annan Foundation? Wait and read …

Who we are:

Global Goodwill Ambassadors is an initiative founded by Richard DiPilla.

It concentrates on honoring humanitarians around the world.
We collect no money and we spend no money. Global Goodwill Ambassadors network mainly on LinkedIn across the borders of countries, governments, religions, biases and social status.
What we do:

We name humanitarians Global Goodwill Ambassadors.

We name these wonderful human beings – they are our angels. They are working relentlessly for nutrition, justice and peace.

Indeed we name Angels. They work among us and we publish and honor their photo, their name and what they do. Because we are proud of them. No matter if they work in your neighborhood, an NGO, at UN or for a government. No matter what religion – what origin – no matter if poor or rich.

GGAs want to be good and show it and celebrate it and thus get even more motivated to make a difference in this world.

The official website of Global Goodwill Ambassadors: globalgoodwillambassadors.org

To be a Global Goodwill Ambassador will become part of pop culture. People used to be in competition with their neighbors – “oh, they have a new car – lets buy a bigger one”.

After decades of societies never changing routines in aiming for better job, more money, bigger house, car, ship … without becoming happier and at the same time widening the gap between poor and rich … we are looking forward to a new challenge and competition:

I help others more than you do

Helping others does not depend on whether you have money or not, if you are successful or not, if you have time or not – it’s a matter of your heart.


To help others:

Here some wonderful, inspiring and helpful quotations from the website of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:

“We recognize that improving people’s lives often happen at the local level, where individuals take action in their own communities.”

“Our resources alone are not enough, so we work to change public policies, attitudes, and behaviors to improve lives.”

And here the 10 most important questions and answers about the work of their foundation:


More about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is controlled by Melinda Gates, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation

Back to the Snowflake Revolution:

Around the second week in May 2018 Global Goodwill Ambassadors felt high. Why?

A connection on LinkedIn pretended to be Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and recipient of The Nobel Peace Prize, jointly presented to Kofi Annan and the United Nations in 2001.

First we wondered. But it is common that a person has two accounts on LinkedIn – maybe one for business connections and one for private use – therefore LinkedIn enables the option to merge accounts.

It was a FAKE Account. With the photo of the real Kofi Annan. We nominated Annan Kofi Global Goodwill Ambassador. The person behind the Fake Account felt honored and agreed on it. Almost 1000 people around the world congratulated him in Richards timeline on LinkedIn.

We nominated Annan Kofi Global Chair of Global Goodwill Ambassadors. The person behind the Fake Account felt even more honored.


Annan Kofi - former Secretary General of the United Nations - Peace Nobel Prize Winner and Global Goodwill Ambassador


Suddenly from some accounts on LinkedIn news spread that “our” Annan Kofi is Fake. Till today we think the Fake-Account was started from there.

Soon people who were rejected Global Goodwill Ambassador or quit because of different opinions in the past – some wanted to make it a money machine – mixed lies and reality to snowballs and threw it packed in discrediting comments at Global Goodwill Ambassadors. Today we call it the snowflake revolution. It emerged and disappeared like a cold snowflake in the sun.

When the news spread that “our” Kofi Annan is a Fake Account we immediately contacted the Kofi Annan Foundation:


Dear Mr. Kofi Annan

Millions of people all over the world know, appreciate and respect you. Good intentions often need an integrity figure – someone whose CV is great and demonstrably for the good cause – like yours.

What’s the matter? I write this letter to you humbly.

I live in Switzerland / Kölliken and publish the newsletter of the Global Goodwill Ambassadors. The Global Goodwill Ambassadors honor people who are humanitarians.
We don’t raise money or spend it. At best, Global Goodwill Ambassadors network worldwide and exchange ideas. About how peace, nutrition and justice can be restored.

Here our newsletter: johntext.de/alaska

Based on the information that humanitarian people share in their LinkedIn profiles, Global
Goodwill Ambassadors are appointed. Everyone works on a voluntary basis. From the Global Board to the Country Boards to the local people.
Due to a fake account with your name we appointed you Global Goodwill Ambassador – see link:

Almost 1000 humanitarians on LinkedIn liked the idea that you are Global Goodwill Ambassador and many congratulated you.

After consultation with the profile holder – we thought it was you – we honored you Chairman of the Global Board of Global Goodwill Ambassadors. Now after a few days it turned out to be what we call a fake account.
3500 Global Goodwill Ambassadors worldwide – last autumn there were only 400 – are shocked that something like this could happen.
We want to apologize to you from the bottom of our hearts.
For a few days we had a dream. The big dream that you would lead us into the future, that peace, nutrition and justice are possible and unite millions of people who work in NGOs and on a voluntary basis.

Thank you so much for what you do. You are a great leader like Nelson Mandela – and you still have the knowledge, the network and the power to change this world and make it a better place.

Kind Regards,

Hans-Jürgen John


And here is what they replied:


Dear Mr John,

Thank you very much for contacting us regarding this issue. It is clear from our side that you
have indeed been in touch with an imposter, as Mr Annan’s LinkedIn account is managed by his staff at the Kofi Annan Foundation. We thank you for taking the appropriate action to remove the “fake” Kofi Annan from your group.

Due to an overcommitted schedule Mr Annan is unfortunately unable to join any additional organizations or accept honorary positions, but we are once again grateful for your vigilance
in protecting his identity.

Kind regards,

The Kofi Annan Foundation Team

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Author: Hans-Jürgen John

Journalist and blogger Hans-Jürgen John is founder of the international literature platform Johntext.de - Literature that wants to help. Johntext is a registered trademark in 27 countries. On Johntext Switzerland he publishes articles on social, cultural and political topics.

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