Kofi Annan

Kofi Atta Annan (born 8 Aprile 1938; deed 18 August 2018) wis a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seivent Secretary-General o the Unitit Naitions frae 1 Januar 1997 tae 31 December 2006. Annan an the Unitit Naitions wur the co-recipients o the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his foondin the Global AIDS and Health Fund for tae support developin kintras in thair fecht tae care for thair fowk. He deed in 2018, in Bern, Swisserland, efter a short illness.

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Kofi Annan
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Secretar-General o the Unitit Naitions
In office
1 Januar 1997 – 31 December 2006
DeputeLouise Fréchette
Mark Malloch Brown
Precedit biBoutros Boutros-Ghali
Succeedit biBan Ki-moon
Unitit Naitions an Arab League Envoy tae Sirie
In office
23 Februar 2012 – 31 August 2012
Secretar GeneralBan Ki-moon (UN)
Nabil Elaraby (AL)
Precedit biPoseetion established
Succeedit biLakhdar Brahimi
Personal details
Born8 Apryle 1938(1938-04-08)
Comassie, Gold Coast
(nou Kumasi, Ghana)
Dee'd18 August 2018 (aged 80)
Bern, Swisserland
Spoose(s)Titi Alakija (1965–late 1970s)
Nane Lagergren (1984–2018)
RelationsAnthony Gildas Kofi Annan
Alma materKwame Nkrumah Varsity o Science an Technology
Macalester College
Graduate Institute o Internaitional an Development Studies
Massachusetts Institute o Technology


  1. Lefevere, Patricia (11 December 1998). "Annan: `Peace is never a perfect achievement' – United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan". National Catholic Reporter. Archived frae the original on 13 Julie 2012. Retrieved 26 Februar 2008.