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Revered Former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan Has Died, After A Short Illness

Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations has died in a hospital in  Bern, Switzerland, after a short illness. The news of his death was confirmed in tweets from the Kofi Annan Foundation and United Nations’ bodies.

Kofi Annan Foundation wrote:

Tweets from the United Nations:

Kofi Annan served at the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006, he won the Noble Peace Prize in 2001 together with the organization. In 2007, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation to champion the course of good governance in the world. He was also the chairman of The Elders, an organization founded by the late President Nelson Mandela.

The current Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres described in a tweet message as a man who pushed for global peace.

 

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