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date: 27 September 2023

Annan, Kofi Atta free

Annan, Kofi Atta free

Hon. GCMG 2007

Born 1938 m; one s two d ; died 18 Aug. 2018

President, Kofi Annan Foundation, since 2007; Secretary-General, United Nations, 1997–2006


Univ. of Sci. and Technol., Kumasi, Ghana; Macalester Coll., St Paul, Minnesota, USA; Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland; MIT (Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1971–72)


Various posts in UN, Addis Ababa and NY, and WHO, Geneva, 1962–71; Admin. Officer, UN, Geneva, 1972–74; Chief Civilian Personnel Officer, UNEF, Cairo, 1974; Man. Dir, Ghana Tourist Develt Co., 1974–76; Dep. Chief of Staff Services, 1976–80, Dep. Dir, Div. of Admin and Hd, Personnel Service, 1980–83, UNHCR, Geneva; UN, New York: Dir of Admin Mgt Services, then of Budget, 1984–87; Asst Sec.-Gen., Human Resources Mgt, 1987–90; Controller, Programme Planning, Budget and Finance, 1990–92; Under Sec.-Gen., 1993–95, Dept of Peace Keeping Ops; UN Special Envoy to former Yugoslavia, 1995–96. Pres., Global Humanitarian Forum, 2007–10. Vis. Prof., Lee Kuan Yew Sch. of Public Policy, Nat. Univ. of Singapore, 2010–. Chancellor, Univ. of Ghana, 2008–. Hon. DCL Oxford, 2001. Nobel Peace Prize, 2001


(with Elie Wiesel) Confronting Anti-Semitism (essays), 2006; Interventions: a life in war and peace, 2012


Kofi Annan Foundation, PO Box 157, 1211 Geneva 20