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Kofi Annan was the UN

27 August 2018

Former United Nations chief and Nobel prize laureate Kofi Annan died in a Swiss hospital on Saturday, 18 August at the age of 80.

After rising through the ranks of the United Nations, Annan served two terms as U.N. Secretary-General in New York from 1997-2006.

Annan and the United Nations shared the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to reform the world body and give priority to human rights issues.

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat said that within the framework of his Foundation and the Elders, Kofi Annan made a tremendous contribution to the quest for durable peace and sustainable development in the world. He pioneered some of the most ground breaking United Nations policies, including on the Millennium Development Goals and the Responsibility to Protect. He advocated tirelessly for the values of peace, human rights, tolerance and solidarity among all nations and peoples.

Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on 13 September.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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