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  • 14 September 2018

    “For his achievements and service to the international community, Kofi Annan will be remembered as someone who tirelessly worked for peaceful resolution of conflicts, protection of universal values, and observance of human rights,” said Deputy Minister Piotr Wawrzyk.

    “In Poland, we will also remember him for the role he played in 2000 in establishing the Community of Democracies in Warsaw,” he added. The deputy chief of diplomacy is representing Poland at the funeral of the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Ghana.


    From November 1995 to March 1996, Kofi Annan was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the former Yugoslavia. In 1997–2006 , he served as UN Secretary-General. In 2012, he was elected UN Special Envoy to Syria. Kofi Annan was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace, jointly with the United Nations Organization, for working for peace and a better world.


    On 12 September, local government officials, traditional leaders, and members of the diplomatic corps bid a symbolic farewell to Kofi Annan. On the following day, Deputy Minister Piotr Wawrzyk took part in a ceremony that was also attended by heads of state and government, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.


    On the sidelines of his visit to Ghana, the deputy minister visited the Don Bosco Salesian Mission Centre, where he met with Polish missionaries who run social and educational programmes aimed at mitigating the effects of irregular migration, and preventing human trafficking.


    MFA Press Office


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