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The Ghana United Nations Students and Youth Association (GUNSA) is deeply saddened by the sudden demise of the former Secretary-General for the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan.

The former UN Secretary-General of Ghanaian descent passed away in the early hours of  Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Switzerland.

As an association of youth and students passionate about the workings of the United Nations and its impact on global development, GUNSA described the late UN Secretary-General as affable and uniquely diplomatic who played significant role in ensuring peace and development globally.

“We keenly followed the respectful, affable and uniquely diplomatic posture and attitude of Mr Annan which he became known with, throughout his years with the world body where his carrier spans over three decades, culminating in he serving as Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006.

Deeply minded by obstacles to peace, security and development around the world, Mr Annan worked tirelessly, both as serving UN Chief Diplomat and as Former Secretary-General to broker peace accords, instil good governance, foster consensus on climate change and improved environment, upheld human rights and dignity, influenced proper agricultural practices, and inspired the youth to be responsible”, the Association said in a statement signed by their General Secretary, Emmanuel J.K Arthur, and copied to Peacefmonline.com.

“We also fondly recall the radical reforms he led upon assumption of office at the United Nations which ensured that the world body became more development prone and positioned the UN as more responsive to the modern challenges of the world. Significantly, Mr Annan’s sweeping reforms, the most extensive and far-reaching since 1945, shifted resources out of administration to development, mobilised new resources for development financing, and strengthened UN operations in the field. He was selfless and worked for the world and its humans” the statement further read.

To GUNSA, “Ghanaian youth and students have lost a genuine role model and noble inspirer, indeed, a proud Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 2001. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace”.
Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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