Kofi Atta Annan MP

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Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Occupation: FN:s generalsekreterare
Managed by: Per Anders (PA) Johannssen
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Immediate Family

    • Nane
      wife
    • Titi
      wife
    • Kojo
      son
    • Ama
      daughter

About Kofi Atta Annan

Kofi Atta Annan (born 8 April 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding of the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people.

Studier vid universitet i Ghana, USA och Schweiz. Han började arbeta inom FN år 1962 på en lägre befattning. Efter några år som Ghanas turistchef återvände han 1976 till FN. Kofi Annan var generalsekreterare för FN tiden 1997-2006. Hedersdoktor vid Lunds universitet 1999. Nobels fredspris 2001. Hedersdoktor vid Uppsala universitet 2007.

His wife Nane Lagergren is a niece of the Swedish hero of the Holocaust, Raoul Wallenberg.

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