Kofi Annan: 1938–2018

Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations (Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

The board of trustees, staff, and the entire Carnegie Corporation of New York community mourn the death of Kofi Annan, an exemplary leader, a man of peace, a former trustee of the Corporation, and a friend and trusted advisor to many at our foundation. As the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan was an esteemed and influential diplomat; a defender of international order and the rule of law; and a tireless champion of peace and human rights. We offer our condolences to his wife, Nane, and his family; to the people of Ghana; and to the United Nations and the entire international community. He will be missed.

Janet L. Robinson, Chair, Board of Trustees, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York



Read more from the Kofi Annan Foundation and the New York Times.