- 1972: Annan obtained a master's degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). - October 12, 2001: Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He also set up the Kofi Annan Foundation which says it aims to promote better global governance and work for peace. - February 2012: Annan is chosen by the United Nations and the Arab League to mediate in the Syrian war, but he throws in the towel five moths later. - August 18, 2018: Annan dies in Switzerland after a short illness.
Source: The Nation Bangkok August 18, 2018 12:33 UTC