Kofi Annan, former UN leader, dies at EIGHTY

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan smiles in front of UN logo at a press conference 21 November 2006 Image copyright AFP

Kofi Annan, the previous UN secretary-normal who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian paintings, has died elderly 80, his aides say.

He “kicked the bucket peacefully on Saturday after a brief sickness”, the basis named after him mentioned on Saturday.

Annan was once the first black African to absorb the function of the world’s most sensible diplomat, serving from 1997 to 2006.

He later served because the UN different envoy for Syria, leading efforts to seek out a relaxed strategy to the conflict.

In a statement announcing his loss of life, the Kofi Annan Foundation defined him as a “world statesman and deeply dedicated internationalist who fought all over his lifestyles for a fairer and more non violent world”.

“Anyplace there has been struggling or need, he reached out and touched many of us along with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly placed others first, radiating authentic kindness, heat and brilliance in all he did.”

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The diplomat, who was once at the start from Ghana, died in the Swiss city of Geneva, where he had been residing for a few years.

He was provided the Nobel Peace Price in 2001 for serving to to revitalise the world body.

His tenure as UN secretary-common coincided with the Iraq Conflict and the HIV/Aids pandemic.

Kofi Annan defined his largest achievement as the Millennium Building Objectives which – for the first time – set international targets on problems reminiscent of poverty and child mortality.

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