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UN remembers Kofi Annan (Nation)

UN remembers Kofi Annan (Nation)

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres and staff members, remembered former Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday, describing him as a leader who put people at the centre of the UN work. During a wreath-laying ceremony in New York, Guterres led staff members in paying respects to Annan, whom they described as the embodiment of the intergovernmental organisation that worked to improve the lives of men and women worldwide. Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80 in Switzerland. Annan, a mild-mannered diplomat from Ghana, rose through the UN system to become its seventh leader in January 1997, serving two consecutive five-year terms till December 2006. Read more

 

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