Kofi Annan in pictures

Kofi Annan in pictures

- The Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh UN secretary general has died aged 80

- His family and foundation of former UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan, confirmed his death and provided additional information on his final moments

Former United Nations (UN) General Secretary, Kofi Annan, sadly passed away on Saturday, bringing an end to a life that inspired many across the world.

Family of the late 80-year-old confirmed that he “died peacefully in his sleep” after battling a short illness.

Tributes have poured in from both far and near for Kofi Annan following news of his death, as the world salutes a life well lived.

Kofi Annan in pictures

Kofi Annan arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris in December 2017. Source: EPA

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As the seventh UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan was instrumental in the formation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help develop third-world countries.

Kofi Annan in pictures

Annan visits Viana in Angola in 2002. Source: AP

In a career that saw him champion peace and equality across the world, the late Kofi Annan commanded the respect of many.

Kofi Annan in pictures

Annan with Hillary Clinton at the UN headquarters in Geneva in 2012. Photograph: Reuters

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Below are more photos of his diplomatic life:

Kofi Annan in pictures

Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, meets Annan in Damascus in 2012. Source: Reuters

YEN earlier reported that President of the republic, Nana Akufo-Addo, has paid tribute to the late Kofi Annan after his passing in Switzerland.

Kofi Annan in pictures

Annan is honoured at Georgetown University in Washington in 2006. Photograph: REUTERS

Kofi Annan is respected across the world as the force of peace and reconciliation. Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006.

Kofi Annan in pictures

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with Annan at the 2006 World Economic Forum in Davos. Source: AFP/Getty Images

Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

Kofi Annan in pictures

Annan wears a traditional Afghan cap as he talks to refugee women at Shamshato camp near Peshawar, north-west Pakistan, in 2001. Source: AP

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