- 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.
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.
In a career that saw him champion peace and equality across the world, the late Kofi Annan commanded the respect of many.
Below are more photos of his diplomatic life:
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.
Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
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