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Death of former United Nations Secretary General

Saturday 18 de august de 2018

Information for the Press N°: 335/18

The Argentine Government deeply regrets the death of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Annan served as UN Secretary-General for two terms between 1997 and 2006 and had a long and distinguished career at the Organization for several decades.

Throughout the years he served at the United Nations and after he retired, Kofi Annan showed deep commitment to peace and an untiring determination to work for humanitarian causes, participating in and leading a myriad of initiatives to put an end to armed conflicts and international tensions. In recognition for his efforts, in 2001, Kofi Annan and the United Nations were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In his late years, at the Foundation he established in 2007 and chairing the initiative known as The Elders, Kofi Annan continued to work in favour of sustainable development, international security and world peace.

Kofi Annan dedicated his life to promoting the values of the United Nations Charter. His example and dedication will continue to inspire countries that, like Argentina, share those values and work with other responsible members of the international community in the search for peace and prosperity for all the peoples of the world.


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