Today, October 13, 2018, Ghana, Africa and the world bid farewell to the 7th United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Thanks to social media and his active presence on Twitter, we get the opportunity to remind ourselves of everything he stood for and believed in whiles alive.
Kofi Annan was an advocate for peace, equality and a world free of hate and racism and these tweets help us relive these moments.
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Kofi Annan tweeted about his concern on education
If the current shortfall is not met soon, @UNRWA may be unable to provide schooling for half a million children in the coming school year, and be obliged to reduce other key humanitarian services. @TheElders and I appeal to the US to recommit funding. https://t.co/RHCPMuCzDS
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) June 8, 2018
On his concerns about creating opportunities out of the digital age…
The challenge for all of us is to harness the opportunities of the digital age while mitigating the risks…@KofiAnnanFdn will soon launch such a global commission to address these issues. Read my latest interview with the @washingtonpost to learn more: https://t.co/px3bRDIJ4v
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) May 11, 2018
Celebrated his birthday in grand style…
— Mo Ibrahim Fdn (@Mo_IbrahimFdn) April 8, 2017
…and used it as an opportunity to speak on issues that he was concerned about.
‘I hope the Europeans and the Iranians will stick together and let the US decide to isolate itself’ – @KofiAnnan warns of the consequences if the US pulls out of the Iranian nuclear deal next month pic.twitter.com/HlKtER7jnQ
— BBC HARDtalk (@BBCHARDtalk) April 18, 2018
Had an interest in the youth…
Allow me to thank all those who’ve wished me a happy 80th birthday – especially the young people, whose passion and optimism should serve as an example to my generation. You are never too young to lead nor too old to learn, so I look forward to continuing to learn from you all! pic.twitter.com/sm3bXeRDIb
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) April 10, 2018
was all for youth empowerment…
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) January 30, 2018
…and continued to remind the youth about their responsibilities.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) July 15, 2017
He was also very keen on the issue of politics.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) February 16, 2018
And he was not afraid to speak his mind.
I deeply regret today’s decision by the US President breaking with international consensus on #Jerusalem. I hope Palestinians and regional Arab powers will react with restraint, and US allies will do all they can to realign policy with international norms. https://t.co/26no8KzMw8 pic.twitter.com/JqaslyZykt
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) December 6, 2017
Was always particular about African elections.
I applaud the people of Kenya for their commitment to democracy during the recent elections. Read my full statement: https://t.co/KoaNFG7lId
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 12, 2017
He reconnected with Ghanaians in the diaspora…
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) September 5, 2017
…and never forgot his roots.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) March 6, 2017
Wasn’t shy to try new things even if it meant in front of many people.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) June 29, 2017
Reminded leaders of their responsibility continuously.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) June 20, 2017
We can’t forget his interest in reading and literacy either.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) April 23, 2017
…and his passion for seeing a peaceful Africa and world.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) February 28, 2017
Went everywhere with his wife.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) February 16, 2017
…and supported her as well.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) March 8, 2018
Was all for women’s empowerment.
I warmly congratulate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for having been awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize and commend the award committee for its excellent choice. While many challenges remain, #Liberia is a better place today than it was 12 years ago when Johnson Sirleaf took office. #MIFPrize https://t.co/BvBcaTdrKO
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) February 13, 2018
…and empowered Ghanaians to vote.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) December 7, 2016
…and gave respect when due.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) December 9, 2016
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) November 24, 2016
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 18, 2016
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 4, 2016
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) June 10, 2016
…and had a special place in his heart for children.
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) January 15, 2016