Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General, United Nations and the recipient of the 2001 Nobel peace prize passed away on August 18
Besides, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation, a non- profit organization to enhance global governance and promote global peace.
80-year-old Kofi Annan was the first black Secretary–General of the United Nations who helmed the organization from 1997 to 2006.
“Sad to hear of the death of Kofi Annan. A great leader and reformer of the UN, he made a huge contribution to making the world he has left a better place than the one he was born into. My thoughts and condolences are with his family,” Prime Minister of UK Theresa May tweeted.
His tenure saw US attack on Afghanistan post-September 11 and US-Iraq war which he had called illegal only eroded his credibility as the leader of the United Nations.
Appointed as the envoy of the UN and Arab League in 2012 for amicable settlement of the dispute that arose due to the ongoing Syrian Civil War, Mr. Annan resigned later after seeing no substantial progress in direction of peaceful negotiation.