Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

He passed away on August 18 after a short illness
15:50, 18 August 2018

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The former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan died at the age of 80. Annan's family reported on Twitter that the former UN Secretary General passed away on August 18 after a short illness.

Kofi Annan served as UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006. He was the seventh secretary general of the organization.

He was born in Ghana in 1938. Since 1962, Annan joined the UN as an employee of the World Health Organization.

In 2001, Kofi Annan received the Nobel Peace Prize for "updating the UN" and "giving priority to human rights," and was re-elected for a second term.

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