Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta)

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1938-04-08
Ghanaians
English

Biographical notes:

Secretary General, United Nations.

From the description of Oral history interview with Kofi Annan, 2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 759479198

Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on April 8, 1938. He earned degrees from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota (1961); the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva); and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1971-1972). Annan began his career with the United Nations in 1962 and held various posts, including Deputy Director to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1980-1983) and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping (1995-1996). Annan was the first Secretary-General chosen from the ranks of the United Nations staff, serving in that post from 1997 to 2006. In 2001 Annan and the United Nations were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their ongoing work in global peace and cooperation.

From the guide to the United Nations collection of Kofi Annan papers, 1997-2007, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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Subjects:

  • National liberation movements
  • United Nations
  • United Nations. Secretary--General
  • Human security
  • Human rights
  • African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century
  • Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta)
  • Economic development
  • Capitalism
  • Statesmen--Ghana

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Places:

  • Ghana (as recorded)