United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan died on Saturday after illness at the age of 80.
“It is a great depression that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announced that Kofi Annan, the former UN General Secretary, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, On Saturday 18th August, peacefully died after a short illness,” The foundation said in a statement.
“In his last days, his wife Nane and his children Ama, Kojo and Nina were beside him”.
The current United Nations chief Antonio Guterres described his predecessor as “a guiding force for good”, pronounced deeply depressed at the news.
Ghanian nationalist, living in Switzerland, was a career diplomat who, in 1997, had proposed peace secretary to the World Bank’s position in the World Politics in two of his posts as Secretary General since 2006.
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/42nGOxmcPZ
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 18, 2018
In 2001, the United Nations gave a “Nobel Peace Prize” for a well-organized and more peaceful world. “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations”. Guterres said that in his statement Saturday,
“He has grown through extraordinary dignity and determination to lead the organization into new millennium ranks,” Guterres said. “Like much, I’m proud of say Kofi Annan as a good friend and mentor.”
Theresa thanked “great leader and reformer” in a post on Twitter. “Sad to hear of Kofi Annan’s death. The United Nations is a great leader and reformer.
He has made a huge contribution to the creation of the world which has kept a better place than what he was born. My thoughts and compassion are with her family.” She said.
Sad to hear of the death of Kofi Annan. A great leader and reformer of the UN, he made a huge contribution to making the world he has left a better place than the one he was born into. My thoughts and condolences are with his family. pic.twitter.com/P0SWagShJM
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) August 18, 2018
After the end of his second term as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kenya and Syria went to take the role of high-profile intercession. Later, he established a foundation dedicated to the conflict and joined the group of senior statesmen, who regularly talk about global problems.
UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that he expressed regret over Ann’s death.
“Kofi is the best example of humanity, Designation, Human dignity, and grace. Now the leaders of the world who are filled with grief, they damage our lives, and the world becomes more painful,” he said.