He's been called "the rock star of international relations." But what was Kofi Annan's life like before fame stepped in? Find out how Annan's family background, his years of hard work at school and in the UN prepared him for his current role in world affairs.
Annan grows up in Ghana.
Annan leaves Africa to study in the U.S.
Administration and peacekeeping duties prepare Annan for the UN's top job.
Annan rises through the ranks to become Secretary-General.
long does a Secretary- General serve? What's the Secretary General's annual salary?
matters the most to Kofi Annan as Secretary- General?
Photos: Private Collection of Kofi and Nane Annan, Macalester College, UN/DPI Photo by Susan B. Markisz