- Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006
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|How old is Kofi Annan in 2021? / Age: ||83 years
Kofi Annan facts
- Annan, along with the UN, were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize
- He is the founder and the Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as being the chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela
- Born in Kumasi, Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT
- Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization's Geneva office
- He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996
- He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself
- He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was s쳮d as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007
- As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact
- He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme
- After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development
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