Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan passed on 18 August 2018 in Bern, Switzerland, after a short illness.
Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations.
Today is a sad day for the world. Humanity lost its strong moral voice, and I lost my mentor, my role model and great friend.
“I am grief-stricken over the death of Kofi Annan. Kofi was humanity’s best example, the epitome, of human decency and grace.
Annan was a friend to us all at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most respected diplomats, an extraordinary statesman, and a visionary champion for multilateralism.