“We may have different religions, different coloured skin, but we belong to one human race.” – Kofi Annan
We are saddened by the passing of Kofi Atta Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations and a founding member and Chair of The Elders — a global group of leaders established by former President Nelson Mandela, to work together for peace and human rights.
Annan, who together with the UN was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2001, will be remembered as having objected to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, and as a fighter against global poverty and injustice. While serving as Secretary General from January 1997 to December 2006, he implemented vital reforms in the United Nations, opening the organisation to civil society and championing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
We are grateful for the important legacy he leaves behind, and extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and the Kofi Annan Foundation.
May he Rest In Peace.