Annan



Kofi [koh-fee] /ˈkoʊ fi/ (Show IPA), born 1938, Ghanaian diplomat: secretary-general of the United Nations 1997–2006.
Contemporary Examples

If Russia and China are looking for a way out, Annan just might give it to them.
Kofi Annan’s U.N. Mission Is Last-Ditch Push for Diplomacy in Syria Bruce Jones March 2, 2012

That Putin talked of a ceasefire is a useful opening for Annan.
Kofi Annan’s U.N. Mission Is Last-Ditch Push for Diplomacy in Syria Bruce Jones March 2, 2012

Annan will take with him to Damascus support from virtually every capital that matters.
Kofi Annan’s U.N. Mission Is Last-Ditch Push for Diplomacy in Syria Bruce Jones March 2, 2012

The Annan plan, like the failed Arab League plan, contains no timetable for implementation.
Syrian Rebels Unite In Turkey, Press for Peace Plan Owen Matthews March 31, 2012

Most significant of all, al-Assad himself signaled that he was willing to go along with the Annan plan.
Syrian Rebels Unite In Turkey, Press for Peace Plan Owen Matthews March 31, 2012

Historical Examples

As soon as he had received his pay, Richard set off for Liverpool, from whence he proceeded by steam to Annan.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various

In 1814, Carlyle obtained the mathematical tutorship at Annan.
Thomas Carlyle Hector Carsewell Macpherson

He was too shy and proud to see many of the Annan people, and found his chief solace in reading such books as he could get.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

After leaving Annan, however, disaster at once overtook him.
The Banshee Elliot O’Donnell

He was a native of Annan, five years older than Carlyle, and he had spent some time in preaching and preparing for the ministry.
Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore

noun
Kofi (ˈkəʊfɪ). born 1938, Ghanaian international civil servant; secretary-general of the United Nations (1997–2007): Nobel peace prize 2001 with the UN

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