Chinese name: Kofi Annan
Foreign name: Kofi Atta Annan
Alias: Kofi Atta Annan
Place of birth: Kumasi, Ghana
Date of Birth: April 8, 1938
Died: August 18, 2018
Occupation: Politician, Thinker
Graduated from: MIT
Belief: Roman Catholic
Main achievements: Nobel Peace Prize in 2001
Representative works: "Annan's Memoirs-Intervention: A Life in War and Peace", "Annan Lectures: Our People: The United Nations Facing the 21st Century"
Kofi Atta Annan (April 8, 1938-August 18, 2018), Kumasi, Ghana, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Kofi Annan graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972 and is fluent in English, French and many African languages. From 1997 to 2006, Annan served two terms as UN Secretary General; in 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; on August 18, 2018, Kofi Annan died at the age of 80.
Kofi Annan consolidated his position in international affairs and promoted the further development of multilateralism during the two terms of office from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006. He advocates collective security, global solidarity, human rights and the rule of law, and safeguards the values and moral authority of the United Nations.
On April 8, 1938, Kofi Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana. He studied at Kumasi University of Technology in Ghana in the early years, studied in the United States and Switzerland, and successively received a bachelor's degree in economics from Macalester College, Minnesota. Degree and Master of Management from MIT.
In 1958, Kofi Annan participated in the International Conference of University Students Leaders in West Africa in Sierra Leone as Vice-Chairman of the National University Student Organization of Ghana.
Kofi Annan left the country for the first time in 1959. He received a scholarship from the Ford Foundation to study at McAllister College in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, and studied at Kumasi University of Science and Technology.
In 1961, Kofi Annan completed his undergraduate course in economics at McAllister College in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
From 1961 to 1962, Kofi Annan studied a graduate course in economics at the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Geneva.
Kofi Annan joined the United Nations in 1962 as the administrative and budget officer for the World Health Organization in Geneva. Since then, he has served in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, the United Nations Emergency Forces in Ismailia (Emergency Force II) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva.
From 1971 to 1972, Kofi Annan received a master's degree in management as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 1974, after the "October War" in the Middle East, Kofi Annan served as the civilian chief of the United Nations Emergency Forces in Cairo.
In 1986, Kofi Annan was promoted to Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, responsible for the work of the Office of Personnel.
From 1987 to 1990, Kofi Annan was Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management and United Nations System Security Coordinator at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
From 1990 to 1992, Kofi Annan was Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Treasurer of Program Planning, Budget and Finance at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
From March 1993 to February 1994, Kofi Annan served as the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Affairs and was responsible for United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.
From February 1994 to October 1995, Kofi Annan served as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
On December 17, 1996, the 51st Session of the General Assembly appointed Kofi Annan as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations.
On January 1, 1997, Kofi Annan served as Secretary-General of the United Nations for a five-year term; his first major initiative was his reform plan: "Revitalizing the United Nations"; this plan was submitted to Member States in July 1997 He has continued to implement it since then, with a focus on improving coherence and coordination; he has repeatedly worked to maintain the international community's commitment to Africa, the world's most disadvantaged region.
From February 20 to 23, 1998, Kofi Annan went to Baghdad to mediate the crisis between the United States and Iraq on weapons verification and reached an agreement with Iraq.
In April 1998, Kofi Annan submitted a report to the Security Council on "Causes of conflict in Africa and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development".
In June 2001, the UN General Assembly nominated Kofi Annan for re-appointment of the Secretary-General for a term of office until December 31, 2006.
On February 23, 2012, Kofi Annan was appointed joint special envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States ( Arab ) for the Syrian crisis.
Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 on August 18, 2018.
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