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Meet the first Ghanaian to become a member of United Nations(UN).

Today's article is going to base on a very popular and statesman who happens to be the first Ghanaian to become a member of the United Nations(UN). Kofi Annan, in full Kofi Atta Annan, was born on April 8, 1938, in Kumasi, Ghana.

Annan, whose father was governor of Asante province and a hereditary paramount chief of the Fante people, studied at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi before enrolling at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, US. Where he received a bachelor's degree in economics. He continued his studies at the Institute for Advanced International Studies in Ghana. He earned a master's degree while a Sloan fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971-1972.

Kofi Annan began his career with the United Nations (UN) as a budget officer for the World Health Organization in Geneva in 1962. Except for a brief stint as the director of tourism in Ghana (1974-1976), he spent his entire career with the UN, serving in several administrative posts. He was an international civil servant, who was the Secretary-General of the UN from 1997-2006. He then died on August 18, 2018, in Bern, Switzerland at the age of 80.

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