GENEVA: Former Secretary General of United States, Kofi Annon has passed away at the age of 80.
Kofi Annon, who also won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, his foundation issued a statement and it stated that it is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness.
Annon was born in Kumasi on April 8, 1938 and was descended from tribal chiefs on both sides of his family.
The Ghanaian was secretary general of the UN between 1997 and 2006 and won the Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal posted condolences at the passing away of the former UN secretary-general.