MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FORMER UN CHIEF KOFI ANAN

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DR. KOFI ANNAN

 

A memorial service for the late Kofi Annan coordinated by United Nations South Africa is being held at UNISA in Pretoria.

at ZK Matthews Great Hall (UNISA) | 330 Preller St, Groenkloof 358-Jr | Pretoria 0002 | South Africa
Friday, 24 August 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 (SAST)

The former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Prize laureate passed away last weekend at the age of 80.

Annan served as the seventh UN chief for almost 10 years and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

Kofi Annan will be remembered for the way he drew attention, over and over again, to the plight of those caught up in war, environmental disaster, or simply grinding poverty.

The way he quietly but firmly reminded world leaders, however powerful, that they needed to put their duty to their citizens above their political careers.

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo announced a week of national mourning, calling Annan “one of our greatest compatriots”.

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