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Meet the man who fought for peace till his last breath.

Kofi Atta Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat.

He served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December, 2006.

Mr. Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8th April, 1938 in Kumasi, Ghana to Mr. Henry Reginald Annan and Mrs. Victoria Annan.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the United Nations in 2001 for their work for better organized and more peaceful World.

The Committee also recognised his commitment to the struggle to contain the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus in Africa and his declared opposition to international terrorism.

He was the founding Chairman of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which works for a food secure and prosperous Africa by promoting rapid, sustainable Agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers.

Kofi Annan was also the founding Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, which seeks to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.

He was the Chancellor of the University of Ghana.

Kofi Atta Annan was married to Name Lagergren. He died at age 80 in Been, Switzerland.

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