- He died at the age of 80 after a short illness
- Annan had celebrated his 80th birthday in April this year
- He served for two terms as UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006
- He succeeded Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt in the post. Annan was a U.N. veteran who took his first job with the organization in 1962
Kofi Annan, one of the most respected and celebrated leader who led the United Nations has left a legacy worth emulating for many leaders across the globe.
Kofi Annan who passed away today (August 18) has been a diplomat for decades and was instrumental in fighting for peace across the world.
According to a statement from Koffi Annan Foundation: “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…”
Many leaders including the current UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres have paid tribute to a leader with the most respected attributes. He had a big heart for humanity that shall be cherished by all including the refugees across the globe, whom he fought for their rights.