Ghanna born Former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan died today at the age of 80. His official NGO Kofi Annan Foundation that works towards promoting better Global Governance while strengthening people to achieve a peaceful world confirmed the same on their twitter handle:
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
He was suffering from a short term illness after which he passed away on Saturday leaving behind his wife and three children. Annan was awarded Nobel Peace prize for his work towards making the world a more peaceful place for everyone. He was awarded the prize along with United Nations in the year 2001.
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People from all over the world are mourning the death of Annan with twitter getting flooded with such tweets. Current UN Secretary General António Guterres tweeted:
Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. I join the world in mourning his loss. In these turbulent and trying times, his legacy as a global champion for peace will remain a true inspiration for us all. https://t.co/psJ9viPIeu pic.twitter.com/SKfBk5zaY2
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) August 18, 2018
Kofi Anaan Foundation wrote:
Kofi Annan was a son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa. He was particularly committed to African development and deeply engaged in many initiatives, including his chairmanship of the Africa Progress Panel and his early leadership of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).