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Remembering Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan's passing stunned the world. Here, we compile a selection of tributes from his friends, colleagues and those inspired by his leadership.

Kofi Annan (Credit: Joel Saget/AFP)
Kofi Annan (Credit: Joël Saget /AFP)

On 18 August, we learned with shock and deep sadness of the untimely passing of our Chair Kofi Annan.

Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan's successor at the United Nations joined fellow Elders, friends and colleagues to pay tribute to his life and legacy:

Young people and civil society, including #WalkTogether Sparks of Hope who were inspired by Kofi Annan's leadership, left heartfelt tributes:

Elders Emeritus also shared their memories:

The Elders' Advisory Council, on whose support and advice we depend, paid tribute:

In our statement at the time of his passing, Acting Chair Gro Harlem Brundtland said: "We resolve as Elders to continue to uphold Kofi Annan's values and legacy into the future”.

The Elders at their April 2018 Board Meeting
The Elders at their April 2018 Board Meeting.



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