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OECD Secretary-General expresses condolences on the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

 

19/08/2018 - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has expressed sadness at the death of former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace prize winner, Kofi Annan.

 

"The world has lost a great leader, a man who throughout his career strove for peace and worked tirelessly to foster greater understanding between nations", said Mr Gurría.

 

"A diplomat, a statesman and a reformer, Kofi Annan exemplified the belief in international co-operation as a means of resolving conflict and improving people's lives. A promoter of multilateralism, he will remain an inspiration to us all."

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the OECD, 4 November 2013 ©Herve Cortinat/OECD
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the OECD, 4 November 2013
©Hervé Cortinat/OECD

 

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