Kofi atta annan was born on april 8, 1938, in kumasi, gold coast, the west african nation that became ghana after independence in 1957 his parents, henry reginald and victoria annan, followed african tradition in naming him kofi atta and his twin sister, efua ataa in the akan language, kofi and efua. Kofi annan secretary-general of the united nations kofi annan of ghana is the seventh secretary-general of the united nations the first secretary-general to be elected from the ranks mr annan's priorities as secretary-general have been to mr annan was born in kumasi, ghana, on 8 april 1938 he. Kofi annan is the former secretary-general of the united nations and a recipient of the nobel peace prize learn more at biographycom. Kofi annan quotes international diplomat kofi annan (born 1938) of ghana is the seventh secretary-general of the united nations and the first black african to head that organization noted for his cautious, serene style of diplomacy, united nations (un) secretary-general kofi annan is sometimes criticized for his. Rarely does a prominent world figure cooperate with a biographer who offers no say over the book's contents, no prepublication examination of the manuscript, and no guarantee that the final product will present its subject in a positive light kofi annan: a man of peace in a world of war presents a unique portrait of this. Additional information for this profile was obtained from the united nations department of public information, the un in brief, july 3, 1997 press conference by secretary-general elect kofi annan, december 18, 1996, transcript, ga/9212 secretary-general warmly congratulates kofi annan on receiving security.
Kofi annan - biographical kofi a annan of ghana, the seventh secretary- general of the united nations, is the first to be elected from the ranks of un staff his first five-year term began on 1 january 1997 and, following his subsequent re -appointment by the un member states, he will begin a second five-year term on 1. Born: april 8, 1938 kumasi, ghana ghanian-born international diplomat international diplomat kofi annan of ghana is the seventh secretary-general of the united nations (un), the multinational organization created to, among other things, maintain world peace he is the first black african to head that organization and was. Annan (ipa: /kofi ænən/) was born to victoria and henry reginald annan in the kofandros section of kumasi, ghana he is a twin, an occurrence that is regarded as special in ghanaian culture his twin sister, efua atta, died in 1991 she shares his middle name, atta, which in fante means “twin” as with. Kofi annan, in full kofi atta annan, (born april 8, 1938, kumasi, gold coast [now ghana]), ghanaian international civil servant, who was the secretary-general of the united nations (un) from 1997 to 2006 he was the corecipient, with the united nations, of the nobel prize for peace in 2001 annan, whose.
All about kofi annan biography, news, photos and videos. Kofi annan is the founder and chair of the kofi annan foundation, which mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.
We speak to a former child slave who went on to be nominated for the world children's prize but for annan, there's still much work to be done in his native ghana. Horoscope and astrology data of kofi annan born on 8 april 1938 kumasi, ghana, with biography. In kofi annan, a man of peace in a world of war, stanley meisler presents a biography of kofi annan as a man who rose from schoolboy in ghana to world statesman and nobel prize winner, and of the joys and despair that marked his decade as leader of the united nations (un) the book is not an. Kofi annan biography former un secretary-general, nobel peace laureate and chair of the elders put development, human rights, the rule of law, good governance and peace at the top of the united nations agenda chair of the elders united nations secretary-general 1997-2006 initiated the millennium.
Kofi annan was born on april 8, 1938 in kumasi, ghana as kofi atta annan he has been married to nane anna lagergren since 1984 they have one child. The former un head is campaigning for a climate-change deal kofi annan will now take your questions partner rating tv-y category shows license standard youtube license show more show less comments • 46 default profile photo add a public comment top comments top comments. Press release on and full-text of the 1997 mit (massachusetts institute of technology) commencement speech by un secretary-general kofi annan, with a biography mit theses online has the full text of un secretary general kofi annan's m s thesis, international.
Biography kofi a annan was the seventh secretary-general of the united nations, serving two terms from 1 january 1997 to 31 december 2006, and was the first to emerge from the ranks of united nations staff in 2001, kofi annan and the united nations were jointly awarded the nobel peace prize in 2007, kofi annan. Read cnn's fast facts for a look at the life of kofi annan, former un secretary- general and nobel peace prize recipient. Kofi annan (born 8 april 1938) is a ghanaian diplomat he served as the seventh secretary-general of the united nations, from 1 january 1997 to 31 december 2006 annan and the united nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 nobel peace prize they were awarded the prize for their work for a better organized and.
Biography of united nations secretary-general kofi annan kofi annan of ghana is the seventh secretary-general of the united nations the first secretary-general to be elected from the ranks of united nations staff, he began his term on 1 january 1997 mr annan's priorities as secretary-general have. Kofi atta annan, born on 8 april 1938 in kumasi, ghana, served as the seventh secretary-general of the united nations (un) between 1997 and 2007 as a young man, annan finished his undergraduate studies in economics at macalester college in st paul, minnesota in 1961 he then completed his graduate level work,. Kofi annan was secretary-general of the united nations from 1997 through 2006 he succeeded boutros boutros-ghali of egypt in the post annan was a un veteran who took his first job with the organization in 1962 and worked his way up through various posts, including deputy director to the un high commissioner. The united nations' secretary-general has led the world body through one of the most turbulent periods of its 60-year history kofi annan was born in kumasi, ghana in 1938, into a family that was part of the country's elite (both of his grandfathers and his uncle were tribal chiefs) after gaining a degree in.