Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has passed away at the age of 80. Annan, who was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, served at the UN from 1997 to 2006. He was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. Annan, of Ghanaian nationality, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland.
Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with the UN in 2001 “for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world”.
Source- Hindustan Times