Kofi Annan: 1938–2018
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