"[145][143] The body of Kofi Annan was returned to his native Ghana from Geneva in a brief and solemn ceremony at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, on 10 September 2018. Stanley Meisner (2007). Nick name: Titi. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology of Ghana, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General selection, 1996, Report of the high-level panel of experts on information and communication technology, International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust, List of honours and awards received by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's address at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library on 11 December 2006, Farewell Address by Kori Annan, December 11, 2006, The United Nations Archives and Records Management Section (UNARMS), International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Democracy, a Strategy to Improve the Integrity of Elections Worldwide, Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, List of Gold Medal Honorees, National Institute of Social Sciences, "BBC – The Editors: How to say: Kofi Annan", "GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPOINTS KOFI ANNAN OF GHANA AS SEVENTH SECRETARY-GENERAL", "Kofi Annan | Ghanaian statesman and secretary-general of the United Nations", "United Nations Department of Political Affairs – Syria", "Syria unrest: Opposition seeks arms pledge", "Kofi Annan vows to lead impartial Myanmar mission", "Kofi Annan – The Man To Save The World? "[25], In his book Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, Annan again argued that the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations could have made better use of the media to raise awareness of the violence in Rwanda and put pressure on governments to provide the troops necessary for an intervention. [146][147], On 13 September 2018, a state funeral was held for Annan in Ghana at the Accra International Conference Centre. His twin sister Efua Atta, who died in 1991, shared the middle name Atta, which in the Akan language means 'twin'. On 17 March 1997, the report Management and Organisational Measures (A/51/829) introduced new management mechanisms through the establishment of a cabinet-style body to assist him and be grouping the UN's activities in accordance with four core missions. [78] The Volcker report was highly critical of the UN management structure and the Security Council oversight. [72] The internal UN-OIOS report on Lubbers was leaked, and sections accompanied by an article by Kate Holt were published in a British newspaper. [77], In 2001, its centennial year, the Nobel Committee decided that the Peace Prize was to be divided between the UN and Annan. Kofi divorced his first wife Titi Alakija from Nigeria in the 70s before falling in love with his colleague Nane, leading to their marriage. He liked to tell a story about how Kofi referred to him as a “mother” — once, when Kofi said he wouldn’t be able to go to Kojo’s school play, Kojo reportedly replied, “but all the other mothers will be there!”, A close friend of the Annan family, Toni Goodale, told New York magazine that the father and son were close. The reform report is entitled Investing in the United Nations, For a Stronger Organization Worldwide. [140] She has a daughter, Nina, from a previous marriage. [...] [That] the US is constructively engaged with the UN [...] is not well known or understood, in part because much of the public discourse that reaches the US heartland has been largely abandoned to its loudest detractors such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. In 2004, ten years after the genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed, Annan said, "I could and should have done more to sound the alarm and rally support. Later in the inquiry, he recalled that he had met with Cotecna's chief executive Elie-Georges Massey twice.