“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
May he Rest In Peace.