Annan, Kofi

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Annan, Kofi Gender: M
Kofi Atta Annan
born on 8 April 1938
Place Kumasi, Ghana, 6n41, 1w35
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
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Kofi Annan
photo: Ricardo Stuckert/ABr, license cc-by-3.0


Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January 1997 to 31 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.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact. He was criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme, but was largely exonerated of personal corruption.

After the end of his term as UN Secretary-General, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there. Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN's lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

Annan with Nader Mousavizadeh wrote a memoir, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, published by Penguin Press on 4 September 2012. The book was described as a "personal biography of global statecraft".

Annan died on the morning of 18 August 2018, aged 80, in Bern, Switzerland after a short illness.

Annan received the Nobel Peace Prize on 10 December 2001 and did much to infuse the United Nations with greater sense of purpose, even empowering it to fulfill its mission to humanity. His lecture was inspiring:

"... The idea that there is one people in possession of the truth, one answer to the world’s ills, or one solution to humanity’s needs, has done untold harm throughout history – especially in the last century. Today, however, even amidst continuing ethnic conflict around the world, there is a growing understanding that human diversity is both the reality that makes dialogue necessary, and the very basis for that dialogue. We understand, as never before, that each of us is fully worthy of the respect and dignity essential to our common humanity. We recognize that we are the products of many cultures, traditions and memories; that mutual respect allows us to study and learn from other cultures; and that we gain strength by combining the foreign with the familiar...

"...People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups. We can love what we are, without hating what – and who – we are not...

"... When States undermine the rule of law and violate the rights of their individual citizens, they become a menace not only to their own people, but also to their neighbors, and indeed the world...

"... Most nations have monuments or memorials to war, bronze salutations to heroic battles, archways of triumph. But peace has no parade, no pantheon of victory. What it does have is the Nobel Prize – a statement of hope and courage with unique resonance and authority...

"... The obstacles to democracy have little to do with culture or religion, and much more to do with the desire of those in power to maintain their position at any cost... People of all cultures value their freedom of choice, and feel the need to have a say in decisions affecting their lives..."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) worker relationship with Pronk, Jan (born 16 March 1940). Notes: Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission for the United Nations Mission in Sudan from 2004 until 2006.


  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (Titi Alakija)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1983 (Titi Alakija)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1984 (Nane Annan)
  • Death of Sibling 1991 (Twin sister Efua Atta)
  • Work : New Job 1 January 1997 (Secretary-General of the United Nations)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 2007 (Kofi Annan Foundation)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 4 September 2012 (Memoir, "Interventions: A Life in War and Peace")
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  • Death by Disease 18 August 2018 (After a short illness, age 80)
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Source Notes

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  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (x 2)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One stepdaughter)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two/ Three)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Had a twin sister)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Secretary-General of the U. N., 1997-2006)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir, "Interventions: A Life in War and Peace")
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Diplomacy
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Fluent in English, French, Akan, some Kru languages and other African languages)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Leadership
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Kofi Annan Foundation)