Minsk, Belarus – The United Nations in Belarus today opens a book of condolences in Minsk for former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan who passed away on Saturday, 18 August.

The United Nations will be accepting messages of condolences from guests from the Diplomatic, Consular Missions and Representatives of International Organizations accredited in Minsk, as well as from members of the public* who wish to leave a note as an expression of their condolence. The book is available for signing at the UN Country Office premises located at Kirava 17 Street, 6th floor, on the following dates:

  • Monday, 20 August, from 14:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday, 22 August, from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday, 23 August, from 14:00 to 18:00

Condolences can also be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The United Nations Office in Belarus mourns for the passing of the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations and a Noble Peace Prize winner. Kofi Annan will be remembered for his leadership at a critical moment in the life of the UN, considerable contribution to broaden the UN’s opportunities for a long-term settlement of global issues on the basis of human rights and the  rule of law as well as for the various reform initiatives he implemented as a global champion for peace and all humanity.

The first person who signed the book of condolence was the UN Resident Coordinator, a.i., UNICEF Representative in Belarus Dr Rashed Mustafa Sarwar.

The UN flag will fly at half-mast until Tuesday.

 * To access the UN Office a pictured identity documents is required.

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