Best quotes from the late former UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan passed away on Saturday morning aged 80, following a short illness.

The death of the renowned Ghanaian diplomat shocked the world, as leaders from all corners of the globe mourned his demise.

Anan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kamasi, Ghana.

He served as UN Secretary-General for two consecutive five-year terms, beginning in January 1997.

As the world continues to mourn Anan, we take a look at some of his best quotes during his lifetime.

Here are a few we picked;

“We Will Not Deny That, in Their Greatest Hour of Need, The World Failed the People of Rwanda.” ~ Kofi Anan made the remarks while addressing the Parliament of Rwanda, in Kigali on 7 May, 1998.

“I don’t share the view that the ICC is anti-African. The ICC is not putting Africa on trial. The ICC is fighting impunity and individuals who are accused of crimes,” ~ October 2013, South Africa.

“We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.”

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

“More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development.”