UN pays tribute to its reformer and ex-chief Kofi Annan

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A black ribbon adorns the portrait of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Strength and grace – those characteristics were included in nearly every tribute to Kofi Annan. And the United Nations – the organization he served, led and transformed – paid tribute to him Wednesday.

CGTN’s Liling Tan has more.