Annan’s connection with U.S. Presbyterians began at least as early as his young adulthood when Annan, a native of Ghana, came to the United States to study at Presbyterian-related Macalester College. The school now houses the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship, and Annan returned to the St. Paul, Minnesota, campus in May for a naming ceremony.
“It all started here in 1959 when I was a student,” Annan said at the ceremony. “The values and lessons I picked up here stayed with me throughout my life.”
Annan became secretary general of the UN after a long career of service to the organization. In 2001, Annan and the UN shared the Nobel Prize for Peace.
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