Kofi Annan, the only black African to become UN secretary-general, has died. The 80-year-old passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness, the foundation named after him said. His home country, Ghana, has declared a week of national mourning. Condolence messages have been pouring from all the world and international figures.
Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) agreed that the next Assistant Secretary General will be elected on the same day as the election of the next Secretary General, 18 March 2015. The initiative was approved during Wednesday's regular meetings by the OAS Permanent Council.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was the only person capable of turning George Bush against the 2003 Iraq invasion, ex-United Nations chief Kofi Annan claimed in an interview published Saturday.
Swedish authorities are looking into whether the Nobel Peace Prize has been going to the wrong type of people, like human rights campaigners and environmentalists, in violation of prize founder Alfred Nobel's will.