The UN will pay tribute to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who died last Saturday at the age of 80, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman of current UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, on Monday.
Dujarric said Guterres will lay a wreath in honor of Annan and deliver a speech at a ceremony on Wednesday morning at the UN headquarters in New York. A book of condolences will be in place at the UN headquarters till the end of the week, and the UN flag will be at half-mask until Tuesday, he said.
Kofi Annan served as UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006. He died in Berne, Switzerland, from an illness. Swiss President Alain Berset called Annan a man with strategic vision and a friend of Switzerland.