The little village of Ecclefechan was about six miles from the Solway Firth, among the pasture lands of the bale of Annan.
Between the earnest and frugal father and mother and their children there was a great and reverent though quiet love, and poor though they were, the parents determined that their children should be well taught, so when Thomas was ten he was sent to a school at Annan some five miles away, where he could learn more than in the little village school.
Incidentally, days before he made history as the first black African to become secretary-general, Annan
's compatriot, Kofi Awoonor, a poet and novelist who had previously served as Ghana's envoy at the UN, had written in a newspaper article how fine a gentleman Annan
was, but that his only problem would be how to prove that he was his own man and not an American imposition.
Pledging to bring the UN closer to the people it was created to serve, Kofi Annan
swears himself in for a second term as secretary-general after being re-elected by acclamation by 189 member countries.
Shawcross is heavily enamored of Annan
to the point of fawning over him:
Just after his election as UN Secretary General in 1996, Kofi Annan
echoed his Swedish predecessor, Dag Hammarskjold, saying that in addition to his bureaucratic tasks, a Secretary General also had "a political and diplomatic role, and above all a moral voice, which should be heard periodically when necessary.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
, who had agreed to provide the preface to the forthcoming book ``Letters to the Six Billionth Citizen,'' dropped out, reports the Times of London, because the book included Salman Rushdie's assertion that religion is to blame for overpopulation.
Secretary General Kofi Annan
said Friday that he is willing to visit North Korea to play a role in promoting friendly relations between North and South Korea.
One person commanding a place at the top in a foreign-service career is Kofi Annan
And even now, Kofi Annan
finds it hard to fathom why a gang of motorcycle-mounted photographers chased him through the streets of Florence, Italy, earlier this year.
El Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, Kofi Annan
, fue galardonado con el Premio Seul de la Paz para 1998 por su ardua labor diplomatica en favor de la paz mundial al frente de la Organizacion de las Naciones Unidas.
15, Cardinal O'Connor of New York made a face-to-face appeal to Kofi Annan
, the U.