Kofi Annan Was ‘Guiding Force For Good’ – UN

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Updated August 18, 2018
 Former United Nations (UN) secretary-general Kofi Annan poses during a photo session in Paris. Former UN chief, Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, 80, has died announced his foundation on August 18, 2018. JOEL SAGET / AFP


United Nations chief Antonio Guterres voiced deep sorrow Saturday at the news his predecessor Kofi Annan had passed away, calling him “a guiding force for good”.

Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good,” Guterres said in a statement shortly after news broke of Annan‘s passing in Switzerland at the age of 80.

“In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organisation into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination,” he added.