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UN Geneva remembers Kofi Annan

On 27 September, the UN Geneva family celebrated the life and legacy of Kofi Annan with a ceremony which brought together hundreds of UN staff, diplomats, former colleagues, family members and friends of the UN’s seventh Secretary-General, who passed away on 18 August.

UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller called him “the visionary who led us into the 21st century,” adding, in his opening remarks at the ceremony, “Things that today are at the core of what the United Nations is and does originated in his foresight and came to fruition through his actions… It is the result of his mantra that the three - peace, prosperity and human rights - are inextricably linked; that you cannot have one without the others.”

Access the video of the 27 September 2018 ceremony at the Palais des Nations here.

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Photos and quotes from the late Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The slideshow was produced for display 27 September 2018 at the Celebration of the Life of Kofi Annan, held at the Assembly Hall of the UN in Geneva. It contains photos from UN Photo, and private contributions from UN staff and partners.

All photos may be subject to copyright restrictions.

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Video testimony from Kofi Annan's colleagues : four UN colleagues speak to personality and character of the man who led the world organization from 1997 to 2006.

Featuring: Ahmad Fawzi, Fred Eckhard, Corinne Momal-Vanian and Edward Mortimer

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Video testimony from the Director-General (UNOG), Michael Møller, on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 18 August 2018.

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