Saturday, 18 August 2018

BREAKING NEWS: KOFI ANNAN, FORMER UN SECRETARY-GENERAL DEAD AT 80


Annan passed away peacefully Saturday morning after a short illness, with his wife Nane and their three children by his side during his final days, the statement said.


Born on April 8 1938, Kofi Atta Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize and founder/chairman of the Kofi Anna Foundation. He was the chairman of the Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death with "immense sadness" in a statement posted on Twitter.

The foundation paid tribute to Annan as a "global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer, more peaceful world."

"During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations, he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law."




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