Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan awarded the Nobel Peace Prize exactly 18 years ago

Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan awarded the Nobel Peace Prize exactly 18 years ago

- Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, received the Nobel Peace Prize on September 13, 2001

- He received the award during a ceremony at the Oslo City in Norway on December 10, 2001

- The late Ghanaian diplomat was born on April 8, 1938 and died on August 18, 2018

Ghanaian diplomat, Kofi Annan, was born on April 8, 1938, in Gold Coast, currently Ghana, and served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Kofi Annan was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation as well as chairman of The Elder, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

He became a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and diploma on September 13, 2001.

According to, Kofi Annan received the award during ceremonies at the Oslo City in Norway on December 10, 2001.

Prior to joining the World Health Organization in Geneva, he had studied economics at Macalester College and international relations at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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The Ghanaian patriot worked in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

Kofi Annan was appointed the Secretary-General on December 13, 1996 by the Security Council and was later affirmed by the General Assembly, making the Ghanaian national the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff.

He was re-elected the second to sever a second term in 2001 and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on January, 2001.

Kofi Annan died in Switzerland on August 18, 2018, following a short illness.

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