(CABNC)-Kofi Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, between 1997 to 2006 he served as the seventh United Nations Secretary General. The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death “passed away peacefully” in a statement posted on twitter.
Mr. Annan was the first black person to lead the United Nations, has he died at age 80. “I worked very hard — I was working the phone, talking to leaders around the world. The U.S. did not have the support in the Security Council,” Annan recalled in the videotaped interview posted on The Kofi Annan Foundation’s website.
“Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good,” current U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
Kofi Annan Foundation Facebook announcement: