Brief history of Kofi Annan

It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi
Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary
General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed
away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His
wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side
during his last days.
Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed
internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and 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.
After stepping down from the United Nations, he continued to work
tirelessly in the cause of peace through his chairmanship of the
Kofi Annan Foundation and as chair of The Elders, the group
founded by Nelson Mandela. He was an inspiration to young and
old alike.
Kofi Annan was a son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility
towards Africa. He was particularly committed to African
development and deeply engaged in many initiatives, including his
chairmanship of the Africa Progress Panel and his early leadership
of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched
many people with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly
placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and
brilliance in all he did. He will be greatly missed by so many around
the world, as well as his staff at the Foundation and his many
former colleagues in the United Nations system. He will remain in
our hearts forever.
The family kindly requests privacy at this time of mourning.
Arrangements to celebrate his remarkable life will be announced
later.

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