Amsterdam – Kofi Atta Annan, former secretary-general of the UN, is at the age of 80 and died in Switzerland. That has the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday announced. Annan died Saturday morning in a hospital in the Swiss capital of Bern.
Kofi Annan in 2012.
Annan was born in 1938 in Kumasi, Ghana. He was married with a Swedish and leave three children behind.
Almost his entire career worked with Annan for the United Nations. From 1997 to 2006, he was secretary-general of the United Nations. In 2006, Annan was succeeded by South Korean Ban Ki-moon.
In 2001 he got together with the United Nations, the Nobel Peace prize.
In 2007, he founded his own fund: the Kofi Annan Foundation. The fund is committed to sustainable development, peace and security.
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