Verskil tussen weergawes van "Kofi Annan"

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| kinders = Kojo, Ama, Nina
| alma_mater = Kwame Nkrumah Universiteit<br />Macalester Kollege<br />Nagraadse Instituut vir Internasionale en Ontwikkelingstudies<br />Massachusetts Instituut van Tegnologie
| religie = [[Protestantisme]]<ref>{{en}} {{cite news |last=Lefevere |first=Patricia |title=Annan: `Peace is never a perfect achievement'&nbsp;– United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan |publisher=National Catholic Reporter |date=11 Desember 1998 |url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1141/is_7_35/ai_53460476 |accessdateaccess-date=26 Februarie 2008 |language=en |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151016002612/http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1141/is_7_35/ai_53460476 |archive-date=16 Oktober 2015 |url-status=live|df=dmy-all}}</ref>
| handtekening = Kofi Annan signature.svg
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'''Kofi Atta Annan''' ([[8 April]] [[1938]] – [[18 Augustus]] [[2018]]) was 'n [[Ghana|Ghanese]] diplomaat, en was van [[1 Januarie]] [[1997]] tot en met [[31 Desember]] [[2006]] die sewende sekretaris-generaal van die [[Verenigde Nasies]].<ref name="HAT Taal-en-feitegids">HAT Taal-en-feitegids, Pearson, Desember 2013, ISBN 978-1-77578-243-8</ref> In 2001 is die [[Nobelprys vir Vrede]] aan Annan en die Verenigde Nasies toegeken.<ref>{{en}} {{cite web | title = The Nobel Peace Prize 2001 | publisher = Nobelprize.org | url = https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2001/index.html |accessdateaccess-date=6 Oktober 2017 |language=en |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180813065206/https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2001/index.html |archive-date=13 Augustus 2018 |url-status=live|df=dmy-all}}</ref>
 
==Naam==
Annan se voornaam, Kofi, beteken "op ’n Vrydag gebore".<ref>[http://dictionary.kasahorow.com/en/search/kclient/kofi%20link%3Aak%7C "Kofi" in die Akanwoordeboek] dictionary.kasahorow.com</ref> Hy en sy tweelingsuster, Efua, wat in 1991 oorlede is, het albei die middelnaam Atta gehad – dit beteken tweeling in [[Akan]].<ref name="CNNI">{{cite web |title=Kofi Annan Fast Facts |url=https://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/27/world/africa/kofi-annan-fast-facts/index.html |publisher=CNN International |accessdateaccess-date=18 Augustus 2018 |language=en |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/2018081815074620200402232212/https://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/27/world/africa/kofi-annan-fast-facts/index.html |archive-date=182 AugustusApril 20182020 |url-status=live|df=dmy-all}}</ref>
 
Volgens Annan word sy van uitgespreek om te rym met die [[Engels]]e woord ''cannon''.<ref name="Crossette">{{Cite news|last=Crossette|first=Barbara|title=New U.N. Chief Promises Reforms but Says He Won't Cut Jobs|work=New York Times|date=10 Januarie 1997|url=https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0CE1D81638F933A25752C0A961958260|accessdate=25 Februarie 2008}}</ref>
Met die uitsondering van die kort tydjie wat hy as direkteur van toerisme in Ghana gewerk het (1974–1976), het hy sy hele loopbaan lank by die VN gewerk. Op 13 Desember 1996 is Kofi Annan benoem as sekretaris-generaal van die Verenigde Nasies – die eerste swart Afrikaan wat vir dié pos benoem is. In 2001 is hy vir nog 'n termyn verkies. Hy was getroud met Nane Lagergren, 'n Sweedse prokureur, by wie hy drie kinders gehad het.
 
Hy sterf op 18 Augustus 2018 in die ouderdom van 80 na 'n kort siekbed.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://maroelamedia.co.za/nuus/wereld/kofi-annan-sterf/ |title=Kofi Annan sterf |date=18 Augustus 2018 |publisher= |accessdateaccess-date=23 Augustus 2018 |work=[[Maroela Media]] |language=af |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20190917225755/https://maroelamedia.co.za/nuus/wereld/kofi-annan-sterf/ |archive-date=17 September 2019 |url-status=live|df=dmy-all}}</ref>
 
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