Annan was buried in his native Ghana after a state funeral attended by world leaders at the Accra International Conference Center.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also attended the funeral.
King Mohammed VI sent condolences to the family of the former secretary-general after his death.
In his message, the monarch lauded Kofi Annan’s human qualities, saying he proved to be very competent in every diplomatic mission entrusted to him.
The King also appreciated the unwavering commitment of Annan to world peace, which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize.
Annan died in a hospital in Bern after a short illness, Switzerland.
The official was born in Kumasi, Ghana, in 1938. A graduate from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Annan completed his undergraduate work in the US, studying economics at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1961. He also holds a master’s of science degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Annan served in many UN organizations across the world in the next 30 years: The UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa; the UN Emergency Force (UNEF II) in Ismailia, Egypt; and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva.