ian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize
for his founding the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people.
Kofi Annan was born in the Kofandros section of Kumasi
, Ghana – in what was then the British colony of the Gold Coast
[Saddam Hussein] is very calm - very, very calm. Never raises his voice. Well-informed, contrary to the sense outside that he is ill-informed and isolated. And decisive.
Unless the Security Council is restored to its pre-eminent position as the sole source of legitimacy on the use of force, we are on a dangerous path to anarchy.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. We all share the same basic values.