Kofi Annan

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Kofi Annan

Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1938.

Countries: United States (14%), (12%), Switzerland (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: United Nations, Global Elders, Ban Ki-moon

Linked to: Macalester College, United Nations Security Council, Columbia University, Graduate Institute of International Studies




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Kofi Annan was born in 1938 add something


In 1958, Annan began studying economics at the Kumasi College of Science and Technology, now the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology of Ghana add something


Ford Foundation - In 1961, Kofi Annan received an educational grant from the foundation to finish his studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota


In 1962, Kofi Annan started working as a Budget Officer for the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations add something


In 1965 Kofi Annan married Titi Alakija, a Nigerian woman from a well-to-do family add something


From 1974 to 1976, he worked as the Director of Tourism in Ghana add something


In 1984 Annan remarried to Nane Lagergren - a Swedish lawyer at the U.N. and niece of Raoul Wallenberg add something


His twin sister Efua Atta, who died in 1991, shares the middle name "Atta", which in Fante and Akan means 'twin' add something


The Rwandan Genocide took place in 1994 while Annan directed UN Peacekeeping Operations add something


Annan served as Under-Secretary-General from March 1994 to October 1995 add something


He was appointed a Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the former Yugoslavia, serving for five months before returning to his duties as Under-Secretary-General in April 1996 add something


On 13 December 1996, the United Nations Security Council recommended Annan to replace the previous Secretary-General, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt, whose second term faced the veto of the United States add something


Thomas Hammarberg - Between 1996 and 2000, he was the appointed representative of the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, for human rights in Cambodia


Tuliameni Kalomoh - He was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1996, Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to Liberia in 1997


Shashi Tharoor - In 1996 Tharoor was appointed Director of Communications and Special Projects and as Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Kofi Annan


Soon after taking office in 1997, Annan released two reports on management reform add something


United Nations - An official reform programme was begun by Kofi Annan in 1997


John Ruggie - From 1997 to 2001, he was Assistant Secretary-General and chief advisor for strategic planning to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan


Angela King - In February 1997, the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Ms. Angela E.V. King as his Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women


Civil war in Tajikistan - The UTO warned in letters to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov on 23 June 1997 that it would not sign the proposed peace agreement on June 27 if prisoner exchanges and the allocation of jobs in the coalition government were not outlined in the agreement


Marrack Goulding - During his tenure at the UN, which ended in July 1997 during the first term of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, he was "effectively the second most powerful man in the UN"


Beginning in 1998, Annan convened an annual UN "Security Council Retreat" with the 15 States' representatives of the Council add something


Michael Douglas - In 1998, he was appointed UN Messenger of Peace by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.


Arnab Chakrabarty - In 1999 he performed before Dr Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary General, a memorial programme for the Pakistani peace activist Eqbal Ahmed


Annan proposed to hold a Millennium Summit in 2000 add something


Jaime de los Santos - In 2000, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed de los Santos as the Supreme Commander of the United Nations' International Force East Timor and later as the Supreme Commander of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor International Peacekeeping Force in East Timor


Abdulsalami Abubakar - In 2000, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him to try to shore up the UN Mission to the Congo-Kinshasa


Eugene Koffi Adoboli - Adoboli met with Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan on 9 July 2000


Anna Tibaijuka - In September 2000 she was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan as Executive Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements


Nobel Peace Prize - On 10 December 2001, Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world" add something


Lakhdar Brahimi - Before his appointment in 2001 by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, he had served the U.N. as special representative to Haiti and to South Africa


Nobel Prize - For instance, Kofi Annan was awarded the 2001 Peace Prize just four years after becoming the Secretary-General of the United Nations


Barbara Hendricks - In 2001 she performed at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Oslo at the invitation of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan


Felipe, Prince of Asturias - On the occasion of the United Nations declaration of 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers, the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, named Felipe an "Eminent Person" so that he could contribute on an international level towards enhancing the importance of voluntary workers


Kenzo Oshima - In mid-January 2001, Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


Adama Dieng - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him in January 2001 as the Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda


Madeleine Albright - In one of her last acts as Secretary of State, Albright on January 8, 2001, paid a farewell call on Kofi Annan and said that the U.S. would continue to press Iraq to destroy all its weapons of mass destruction as a condition of lifting economic sanctions, even after the end of the Clinton administration on January 20, 2001


Amadou Toumani Toure - In June 2001, Touré served briefly as a special envoy of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the Central African Republic, after the failed coup attempt that had occurred there


Meryl Streep - The same year, Streep co-hosted the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert concert with Liam Neeson which was held in Oslo, Norway on December 11, 2001 in honour of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the United Nations and Kofi Annan


Moustapha Niasse - In 2002, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Niasse to be his envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo in attempts to form a national unity government there


Tuliameni Kalomoh - In 2002, Kalomoh was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as Assistant Secretary-General in the Department of Political Affairs responsible for Africa and the Security Council


Plantu - In 2002, he met United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, to discuss an upcoming international conference of news cartoonists in Paris


Eric Wainaina (musician) - In 2002, he played at the launch of the International Criminal Court at the UN Headquarters in New York, presided over by Kofi Annan


Jim MacNeill - In 2002, the two were the sole recipients of the United Nations Candlelight Award, which was presented to them personally by Kofi Annan


World Economic Forum - The Global Health Initiative was launched by Kofi Annan at the Annual Meeting in 2002


Sergei Ordzhonikidze - He was first appointed to the position by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in March 2002 and was reappointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2007


Sergei Ordzhonikidze - He was first appointed to the position by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 1 March 2002, and was re-appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2007


Jane Goodall - In April 2002, Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Goodall a United Nations Messenger of Peace


Severn Cullis-Suzuki - As a member of Kofi Annan's Special Advisory Panel, she and members of the Skyfish Project brought their first project, a pledge called the "Recognition of Responsibility", to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August 2002


Edi Rama - In October 2002, Edi Rama was given an award by Kofi Annan in light of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families - United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, from his report on strengthening the Organization, 9 November 2002 ://unpan1


In 2003 Canadian ex-General Roméo Dallaire, who was force commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, claimed that Annan was overly passive in his response to the imminent genocide add something


Chibli Mallat - Also with the support of Wolfowitz, he visited Iraq in late 2003 and early 2004 to accelerate the recognition of the Iraqi Governing Council as the official government of Iraq, a move opposed by Paul Bremer and Kofi Annan


St. Gallen Symposium - In the following year Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, received the Freedom Prize of the Schmidheiny-Foundation, which was already awarded to him in 2003


Lino Sima Ekua Avomo - He presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 21 May 2003


In 2004, ten years after the genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed, Annan said, "I could and should have done more to sound the alarm and rally support add something


In June 2004, Annan was given a copy of the Office of Internal Oversight Services report on the complaint brought by four women workers against Ruud Lubbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees for sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and retaliation add something


On 15 July 2004, Annan cleared Lubbers of the accusations, saying they were not substantial enough legally add something


In a September 2004 interview on the BBC, when questioned about the legal authority for the invasion, Annan said he believed it was not in conformity with the UN charter and was illegal add something


On 17 November 2004, Annan accepted an OIOS report clearing Dileep Nair, UN Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, of political corruption and sexual harassment charges add something


In December 2004, reports surfaced that the Secretary-General's son Kojo Annan received payments from the Swiss company Cotecna Inspection SA, which had won a lucrative contract under the UN Oil-for-Food Program add something


United Nations Security Council - Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan asked a team of advisers to come up with recommendations for reforming the United Nations by the end of 2004


Nelson Mandela - Mandela, and Kofi Annan, strongly criticised George W Bush’s PEPFAR initiative at an international AIDS conference in 2004.


Jan Pronk - In June 2004 Pronk was appointed UN Special Representative for Sudan by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan


Ruud Lubbers - On 2 June 2004, the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services which was tasked with investigating the accusation, sent its report to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan


Antonio Cassese - In October 2004, Cassese was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to be the Chairperson for the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur


United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - On 1 October 2004, the UN Security Council decided to deploy 5,900 more soldiers to Congo, although UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had asked for some 12,000


In February 2005, he resigned as head of the UN refugee agency add something


After years of research, Annan presented a progress report, "In Larger Freedom", to the UN General Assembly, on 21 March 2005 add something


Bernard Kouchner - In 2005, Kouchner was a candidate for the position of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees , but lost the appointment in favor of former Portuguese Prime Minister, António Guterres, who was nominated by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan


Babacar Gaye - In 2005, The Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, appointed Lieutenant-General Babacar Gaye as the new Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Detlev Mehlis - In 2005, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Mehlis as the Commissioner of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 other persons in Beirut


Kyodo Public Relations - In 2005, pro bono work done for the UN raised speculation when Kofi Annan's nephew, Kobina, worked as an intern at the firm


Bill Clinton - In the aftermath of the 2005 Asian tsunami, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Clinton to head a relief effort


William Jefferson Clinton - In the aftermath of the 2005 Asian tsunami, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Clinton to head a relief effort.


Mohamed ElBaradei - United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said that he was delighted that the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to the UN nuclear watchdog and its head, ElBaradei


Ann Veneman - Her appointment was announced on January 18, 2005 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan


Kirsti Lintonen - She presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on February 15, 2005


United Nations General Assembly - On 21 March 2005, Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented a report, "In Larger Freedom", that criticized the General Assembly for focusing so much on consensus that it was passing watered-down resolutions reflecting "the lowest common denominator of widely different opinions


Antonio Guterres - In May 2005 he was appointed High Commissioner for Refugees by Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan


Francois Lonseny Fall - In May 2005, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Fall to be his Special Representative for Somalia


United Nations Office for Partnerships - The United Nations Democracy Fund , established by then-Secretary-General Kofi Annan in July 2005, supports democratization throughout the world by focusing on democratic institutions, promoting human rights, and ensuring the participation of all groups in democratic processes


United Nations General Assembly - A further special session was held in September 2005 to commemorate the UN's 60th anniversary; it assessed progress on the Millennium Development Goals, and discussed Kofi Annan's "In Larger Freedom" proposals


Ruud Lubbers - In October 2005 Kofi Annan reiterated that he had come to the conclusion that "the evidence did not support the accusation" but that because of ongoing media-pressure Mr. Lubber's resignation was in the best interests of the UNHCR. In a letter to UNHCR staff, Kofi Annan wrote, My decision to accept his resignation should not be interpreted as a finding of guilt


First Ivorian Civil War - Presidential elections were due to be held on 30 October 2005, but in September the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, announced that the planned elections could not be held in time


Martti Ahtisaari - In November 2005, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Ahtisaari as Special Envoy for the Kosovo status process which was to determine whether Kosovo, having been administered by the United Nations since 1999, should become independent or remain a province of Serbia


OLPC XO-1 - The first early prototype was unveiled by the project's founder Nicholas Negroponte and then-United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on November 16, 2005, at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia


International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust - Annan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disagreed sharply on Iran's nuclear program, on an Iranian exhibition of cartoons mocking the Holocaust, and on the upcoming International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust, an Iranian Holocaust denial conference in 2006 add something


On 31 January 2006, Kofi Annan outlined his vision for a comprehensive and extensive reform of the UN in a policy speech to the United Nations Association UK add something


On 7 March 2006, he presented to the General Assembly his proposals for a fundamental overhaul of the United Nations Secretariat add something


On 30 March 2006, he presented to the General Assembly his analysis and recommendations for updating the entire work programme of the United Nations Secretariat over the last 60 years add something


On 19 September 2006, Annan gave a farewell address to world leaders gathered at the UN headquarters in New York, in anticipation of his retirement on 31 December add something


On 11 December 2006, in his final speech as Secretary-General, delivered at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri, Annan recalled Truman's leadership in the founding of the United Nations add something


Sponsored by the Republic of South Africa and Bangladesh, the Resolution was passed on 20 December 2006 add something


Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai - Ghani was tipped as a candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the United Nations at the end of 2006 in a front page report in The Financial Times that quoted him as saying, I hope to win, through ideas


United Nations Human Rights Council - In 2006, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan argued that the Commission should not have a "disproportionate focus on violations by Israel


Tegla Loroupe - In 2006, she was named a United Nations Ambassador of Sport by Secretary General Kofi Annan, together with Roger Federer, tennis champion from Switzerland, Elias Figueroa, Latin American soccer legend from Chile, and Katrina Webb paralympics gold medalist from Australia


Ramdev - Soon after getting popular outside India, he was invited by Kofi Annan in 2006 to deliver a lecture on poverty alleviation in a United Nations conference


Yo-Yo Ma - Ma was named Peace Ambassador by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in January 2006


Serge Brammertz - On 11 January 2006, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him head of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri


Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim - From February 2006 to January 2007, he served as special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan in New York


Ban Ki-moon - In February 2006, Ban declared his candidacy to replace Kofi Annan as UN Secretary-General at the end of 2006, becoming the first South Korean to run for the office


United Nations Environment Programme - On 15 March 2006, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, nominated Achim Steiner, former Director General of the IUCN to the position of Executive Director


Vitaly Churkin - He replaced Andrey I. Denisov on 1 May 2006, when he presented his credentials to the then-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan


Bhumibol Adulyadej - Tied in with the anniversary, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented Bhumibol with the United Nations Development Programme's first Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award on 26 May 2006


Josette Sheeran - She was the eleventh Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme , appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Jacques Diouf in November 2006


Jan Eliasson - In December 2006, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced Eliasson as Special Envoy to Darfur, Sudan


Joaquim Chissano - On 4 December 2006, the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Chissano the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan, to resolve the conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army


Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa - In 2007, Annan was named chairman of the prize committee for the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, was chosen to lead the new formation of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa , became a member of the Global Elders, was appointed president of the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva, and was selected for the MacArthur Foundation award for International Justice add something


Annan is a member of the Africa Progress Panel , an independent authority on Africa launched in April 2007 to focus world leaders' attention on delivering their commitments to the continent add something


United Nations - The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General, who acts as the "de facto" spokesperson and leader of the UN. The current Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon, who took over from Kofi Annan in 2007 and has been elected for a second term to conclude at the end of 2016


Tidjane Thiam - He is a member of the Africa Progress Panel , an independent authority on Africa chaired by Kofi Annan and launched in April 2007 to maintain a focus on the commitments to Africa made by the international community


A member of the Foundation Chirac's honour committee when former French president Jacques Chirac launched it in 2008, Kofi Annan participates as jury member for the Prize for Conflict Prevention awarded every year by this foundation add something


Kofi Annan was appointed the Chancellor of the University of Ghana in 2008 add something


On 26 February 2008 he suspended talks to end Kenya's violent post-election crisis add something


Global Elders - In January 2008, the African Union established a Panel of Eminent African Personalities to mediate a solution to the crisis, headed by Kofi Annan and including Graça Machel and former Tanzanian Prime Minister Benjamin Mkapa


Global Elders - In March 2008, Elders Kofi Annan, Jimmy_Carter, Graça Machel and Mary Robinson issued a statement calling for a greater role for women in the resolution of conflict, and called on the global community "to acknowledge the vital role which women leaders around the world play in helping to resolve conflict and foster peaceful and prosperous societies


Jimmy Carter - In November 2008, President Carter, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and Graca Machel, wife of Nelson Mandela, were stopped from entering Zimbabwe, to inspect the human rights situation, by President Robert Mugabe's government.


Global Elders - In November 2008, three members of the Elders - Jimmy Carter, Graça Machel and Kofi Annan - planned to visit Zimbabwe to draw attention to the country's escalating humanitarian and economic crises


In May 2009 Columbia University announced that Annan will join a new program being launched by Dean John Coatsworth at the School of International and Public Affairs as one of the first group of Global Fellows add something


On 2 September 2009, Annan was unveiled as the first Li Ka Shing Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore add something


Mark Florman - In 2009, Florman co-founded 8Miles, the African private equity firm with Sir Bob Geldof and Kofi Annan


AdForum - In June 2009 Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum, and David Jones, Global CEO of Havas Worldwide and co-founder of One Young World, joined a debate on climate change hosted by ACT Responsible and AdForum founder Hervé de Clerck at the 56th Cannes International Advertising Festival


Iain Benson - In 2010 he was appointed one of ten inaugural directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism along with Kofi Annan and Adrienne Clarkson and chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan IV


George P. Shultz - In 2011, he was part of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which called for a public health and harm reduction approach towards drug use, alongside with other luminaries such as Kofi Annan, Paul Volcker, and George Papandreou


World Economic Forum - In 2011, some 250 public figures attended the annual meeting, including: Felipe Calderón, Robert B. Zoellick, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Nicolas Sarkozy, Ban Ki-moon, Angela Merkel, N. Chandrababu Naidu, Ferenc Gyurcsany, François Fillon, Morgan Tsvangirai, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Min Zhu, Paul Kagame, Queen Rania of Jordan, Dmitry Medvedev, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Kevin Rudd, Barney Frank, Kofi Annan, Werner_Faymann, Leonel Fernández, Jacob Zuma, Naoto Kan, Jean-Claude Trichet and Zeng Peiyan


Global Elders - In January 2011, two members of The Elders - Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan - led the Carter Center delegation to observe the referendum on self-determination in South Sudan


ETA - On 20 October 2011, ETA announced a cessation of armed activity via video clip sent to media outlets following the Donostia-San Sebastián International Peace Conference, which was attended by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Ahern, former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland , former Interior Minister of France Pierre Joxe, president of Sinn Féin Gerry Adams , and British diplomat Jonathan Powell, who served as the first Downing Street Chief of Staff


On 23 February 2012, Annan was appointed as the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, in an attempt to end the civil war taking place add something


Riad al-Asaad - On 31 May 2012, al-Asaad urged Kofi Annan to scrap his peace plan which he claims failed


Martti Ahtisaari - In August 2012, Ahtisaari opined on the sectarian violence in Syria and was mentioned as a possible replacement as Joint Envoy there to succeed former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan


Lakhdar Brahimi - On 17 August 2012, Brahimi was appointed by the United Nations as the new peace envoy to Syria, replacing Kofi Annan


The 2013 report will outline issues relating to oil, gas, and mining in Africa add something


Amal Alamuddin - Alamuddin has been appointed to a number of United Nations commissions including as adviser to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on Syria and as Counsel to the 2013 Drone Inquiry by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations


On 16 October 2014, Kofi Annan attended the One Young World Summit in Dublin add something


In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate Rohingya crisis add something


Horst Kohler - Since 2016, Köhler co-chairs, together with former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a Special Panel of the African Development Bank


Global Elders - Ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in September 2016, Kofi Annan, Maarti Ahtisaari and Lakhdar Brahimi visited Germany to launch a report calling for political will to ensure that responsibility is truly shared between countries, and for the vulnerable are protected


The Advisory Commission submitted its final report in 2017 which is today considered the roadmap for troubled eastern Myanmar state add something


It published an interim report in March 2017 and submitted its final report and recommendations to the Government of Myanmar in August 2017 add something


Nargis Fakhri - In October, 2017 Fakhri was selected as a One Young World Counsellor alongside Kofi Annan, Doutzen_Kroes, and Cher to speak at their summit in Bogota


Global Elders - In January 2017, Kofi Annan sent letters to Indian leaders to commend the progress made in reforming the Indian healthcare system, and Gro Harlem Brundtland and Ernesto Zedillo delivered keynote speeches at the ://www


Annan died on the morning of 18 August 2018 in Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 80 after a short illness add something


His funeral is due to take place in Ghana on 13 September 2018 add something


Global Elders - The Elders was chaired by Kofi Annan until his death in 2018, and consists of ten Elders and four Elders Emeritus


Mary Robinson - It was announced on 1 November 2018 that Robinson had been appointed as the Chair of The Elders, succeeding Kofi Annan who had died earlier in the year


The United Nations Postal Administration released a new stamp in memory of Kofi Annan on 31 May 2019 add something