The voice of the voiceless and human right campaigner, Kofi Annan is dead, he passed away in Bern, Switzerland. The Ghanaian international served at the United Nations after he was appointed as the Secretary General of the organization from January 1997 to December 2006.
Tweet messages from United Nations bodies and the Kofi Annan Foundation:
"Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing." – @antonioguterres
— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) August 18, 2018
A life well lived. A life worth celebrating. pic.twitter.com/3sLmy7VS2p
— IOM – UN Migration (@UNmigration) August 18, 2018
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… pic.twitter.com/NDOy2NmAAs
— Kofi Annan Foundation (@KofiAnnanFdn) August 18, 2018
Kofi is highly regarded across the world as one of the Africans who cared for the welfare of everyone, he is always willing to speak on issues affecting the human race and finding innovative ideas to deal with those issues.
His legacy includes:
Leading the United Nation to receive the 2001 Noble Peace Prize which he co-shared with the organization.
He founded the Kofi Annan Foundation, a non-profit body that works hard to promote better governance in the world to draw a good standard of living to citizens.
He is the chairman of The Elders, founded by late President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, a peace and human rights organization consisting of renowned statesmen.
The global humanitarian will be remembered for all his selfless dedication to serving others.
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