Kofi Annan: A life in pictures Sat 18 Aug 2018 July 20th, 2012: UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan looks on before a meeting at his office at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images March 15th, 2006: Former South African President Nelson Mandela and United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan after their brief meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA. October 10th, 2000: Palestinian President Yasser Arafat walks with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's after they concluded talks in Gaza early . Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters July 8th, 2005:United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan arrives with 'Make Poverty History' organiser Bob Geldof and U2 lead singer Bono for a session of the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland. Photograph: Alistair Grant/Pool April 15th, 1997: Pope John Paul II speaks with Kofi Annan during a private audience at the Vatican. January 23rd, 1997: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan speaks to reporters as US President Bill Clinton looks on during a press conference at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Joyce Naltchayan/AFP/Getty Images July 17th, 2012: Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with UN-Arab League special envoy and peace mediator Kofi Annan during their meeting in central Moscow. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images March 1st, 2012: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon meets with UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images April 29th, 2013: Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and his wife Maria Annan arrive to attend a dinner hosted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands ahead of her abdication at Rijksmuseum. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/Pool/Getty Images. October 24th, 2007: United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan during a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire June 9th, 2008: Former French President Jaques Chirac and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan attend the ceremony to officially launch the 'Fondation Chirac' for sustainable development and dialogue among cultures in Paris. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters September 11th, 2007: Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan displays a AK47 gun transformed to a guitar at Vienna's UN headquarters. Photograph: Herwig Prammer/Reuters September 23rd, 2003: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan greets US President Bush at UN headquarters before the start of the 58th UN General Assembly. Photograph: Scott Applewhite/AP.