Kofi Annan Bio
|Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 and died on18 August 2018. He was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.|
|Kofi Annan Born||8 April 1938 in Coomassie, Gold Coast (now Kumasi, Ghana)|
|Kofi Annan Died||18 August 2018 (aged 80) Bern, Switzerland|
|Kofi Annan Burial||
Kofi Annan will receive a State Burial on 13th September 2018 in Accra’s new military cemetery.
|Kofi Annan Wife||
(m. 1965; div. 1983)
Nane Lagergren (m. 1984)
|Kofi Annan Children||
Kofi Annan Children
Kojo Annan – Son
Ama Annan –Daughter
Nina Cronstedt de Groot –Daughter
|Kofi Annan Education||
|Kofi Annan Net Worth||The Ghanaian politician has an estimated net worth of $145 million at the time of his death.|
|7th Secretary-General of the United Nations|
1 January 1997 – 31 December 2006
Mark Malloch Brown
|Preceded by||Boutros Boutros-Ghali|
|Succeeded by||Ban Ki-moon|
|United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria|
23 February 2012 – 31 August 2012
|Secretary-General||Ban Ki-moon (UN)
Nabil Elaraby (AL)
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Lakhdar Brahimi|
Kofi Annan Biography
Kofi Annan was Born in Kumasi, Ghana, he studied economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office. He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996. He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first officeholder to be elected from the UN staff itself. He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.
Kofi Annan Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Committee in 2001, in its centennial year, decided that the Peace Prize was to be divided between the UN and Annan. He was awarded the Peace Prize for having revitalized the UN and for having given priority to human rights. The Nobel Committee also recognized his commitment to the struggle of containing the spread of HIV in Africa and his declared opposition to international terrorism.
Kofi Annan Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Process (KNDR)
Following the outbreak of violence during the disputed 2007 Presidential elections in Kenya, between the former President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki and his opponent, Raila Odinga. The African Union established a Panel of Eminent African Personalities to assist in finding a peaceful solution to the crisis.
The panel, headed by Annan, managed to convince the two principal parties to the conflict, President Mwai Kibaki‘s Party of National Unity (PNU) and Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), to participate in the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Process (KNDR). Over the course of 41 days of negotiations, several agreements regarding taking actions to stop the violence and remedying its consequences were signed. On 28 February President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga signed a coalition government agreement. Many Kenyans widely lauded Kofi Annan for this landmark achievement.
Kofi Annan Family
In 1965, Kofi Annan married Titi Alakija, a Nigerian woman from an aristocratic family. After being married for Several years, they had a daughter, Ama Annan, and later a son, Kojo Annan. The couple separated in the late 1970s and divorced in 1983. In1984, Annan married Nane Maria Lagergren, his last wife, a Swedish lawyer at the UN and a maternal half-niece of Raoul Wallenberg. She has a daughter, Nina Cronstedt de Groot, from a previous marriage.
Kofi Annan Death and Cause
Annan died on 18 August 2018 in Bern, Switzerland at the age of 80. The death was announced by the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation. The cause was not immediately disclosed.
Kofi Annan Burial
Kofi Annan was buried on 13th September 2018 in Accra’s new military cemetery in Ghana. This is despite the former Secretary-General of the United Nations living most of hist life in New York, US and Geneva, Switzerland. Kofi Anna’s funeral was attended by leaders across the globe.
— Pulse Ghana (@PulseGhana) September 12, 2018
He flew between these two countries a million times. But this will be Kofi Annan's final trip from Zurich, Switzerland to Accra, Ghana.
He's a man who had a whole aircraft to himself. Now in its cargo compartment. Fare thee well legend. pic.twitter.com/MiuA3T3WCt
— Saddick Adams Obama (@SaddickAdams) September 10, 2018
The remains of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan have arrived Ghana, ahead of his funeral pic.twitter.com/rqSo7fxZrC
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) September 11, 2018
Kofi Annan Tributes from Twitter
We mourn the loss of Kofi Annan, a relentless champion for peace and a passionate ambassador for Sesame Street and the world’s children. pic.twitter.com/b0ovPdQ8I9
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) August 18, 2018
Kofi Annan has been a very important figure of our time, a leader who has inspired the world with his actions. A visionary of peace and cooperation among the peoples, he worked passionately for democracy, social justice, equality
— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) August 18, 2018
Fmr. President Obama on death of fmr. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan:
"Kofi never stopped his pursuit of a better world, and made time to motivate and inspire the next generation of leaders. Michelle and I offer our condolences to his family and many loved ones." pic.twitter.com/AouJ2JjNU8
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 18, 2018
Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations and Nobel Laureate has died at age 80.
He was the quintessential diplomat; a man who was able to bring people together.
This is a great loss to the world of diplomacy and to all who seek peace, justice and equity. pic.twitter.com/hVvMXK9HgE
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) August 18, 2018
Nane Lagergren Bio
|Nane Lagergren was born on October 1944 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is currently aged 73 years old as of 2018. Nane was married to Kofi Annan in 1984 and they have been together till his death on 18 August 2018. Nane Lagergren practised as a Swedish lawyer at the UN and she is a maternal half-niece of Raoul Wallenberg. She had one a daughter, Nina Cronstedt de Groot from a previous marriage.|
|Born||October 1944 (age 73 years), Stockholm, Sweden|
|Age||73 years old as of 2018|
|Spouse||Kofi Annan (m. 1984–2018)|
|Books||The United Nations: Come Along with Me!, Tip & Top: The Adventures of Two Water Drops!|
|Daughter||Nina Cronstedt de Groot|