Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, Ghana, and died on 18 August 2018 in Bern, Switzerland. He was a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). Kofi Annan served two terms as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006 and was highly regarded for his efforts to bring about a more peaceful and just world.
During his tenure as UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan sought to reform the organisation and strengthen its role in world politics. He played a crucial role in formulating and promoting the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to reduce poverty, hunger, disease and other global challenges by 2015. In 2001 , Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize .
After his time at the United Nations, Kofi Annan established the Kofi Annan Foundation , which works for a more just and peaceful world by promoting good governance and sustainable development. Annan continued to act as a mediator and advisor in various international conflicts and crises and was revered for his efforts to bring peace and reconciliation to many parts of the world.
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The ground on which all our knowledge and science rests is the inexplicable. (Arthur Schopenhauer)
When Mercury is in Taurus, our mind works slowly, but thoroughly. And we prefer to use our head in the material area. During this time, we tend to dogmatism and silence. Mercury, in Taurus, also promotes practical skills. We are now more concerned with our advantage. If we form a judgment about something during this time, we usually hold onto it.
This is an excellent time to conduct business meetings - especially if you need to sell ideas with people who hold a lot of respect and authority. Women in power could help you now. Any matters that need emotional control should be handled, as you will feel mentally strong. Financial decisions come easy now, as you won't make any extravagant, or unnecessary, purchases.
This aspect between Mercury and Uranus makes you progressive, energetic, unconventional, and creative. You have intuition, a talent for speech, originality, and are flexible with changes. You're quick in thought, and have an affinity for technology, physics, and mathematics. You go your own way and reject traditional views. You'll have great ideas that can materialize in monetary value. You'll meet very interesting people through friends during this period.
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