Former United Nations Secretary-general and Noble Peace Laurette, Kofi Annan, has been announced dead.
The number seventh UN secretary-general passed away on Saturday, August 18, in Bern, Switzerland at the age of 80, after a brief illness.
A statement released by his family reads; “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and Kofi Annan Foundation announced that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Laurette, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness.”
Until his death, the Ghanaian diplomat served UN between January 1997 to December 2006 before he was succeeded by Ban Ki-moon.
He founded Kofi Annan Foundation, which works on international development, in 2007 after leaving office.