Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80.
His passing has been confirmed by the United Nations Migration Agency. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for humanitarian work.
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... pic.twitter.com/42nGOxmcPZ
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 18, 2018