Importance of Partnerships and Human Rights in the Global, Regional and National Response to HIV and AIDS
Prime Minister Wescot-Williams,
Prime Minister Douglas,
Mr. Edwin Carrington,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for that warm welcome. I am truly honoured to be with you today.
Let me begin by thanking our host – the Prime Minister and people of St. Maarten – and congratulating you on your new status and constitution.
These are exciting times for the entire country. I wish you all the very best for the future. Read more
Taking it to the Farmer: Speeding the Forces for Change to End Hunger in Africa
Thank you for that warm welcome.
I am deeply honoured to be here today to pay tribute to our 2010 World Food Prize Laureates and, on the eve of World Food Day, to examine where we are in the global fight to reduce hunger.
Can I start by offering my warmest congratulations to David Beckman and Jo Luck on winning this most prestigious and meaningful of awards.
Your work and commitment reminds us all that life’s greatest calling is to serve others and particularly to help them enjoy their basic human rights. Read more
Kofi Annan addresses scholars at the Telmex Foundation Siglo XXI annual event in Mexico City
Dear Students, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Gracias por esta cálida bienvenida.
It feels very good to be back in Mexico – a great country which is playing such an increasing influential and important role in the region and wider world.
Let me begin by thanking Carlos Slim and Arturo Elias for inviting me today to speak to you. Read more
Africa‚Äôs Green Revolution Forum: Initiating a Quantum Leap Forward
President John Atta Mills of Ghana, Prime Minister Pinda of Tanzania President Obasanjo, Ambassadors, Farmers, Representatives of Farmers and Civil Society Organizations, Ladies and Gentlemen--
Good morning. Friends, it gives me great pleasure to be here with you today for the first African Green Revolution Forum on African soil. And what better place to hold it than in Ghana, which has reduced considerably hunger amongst the population since the introduction of the MDG’s. Read more
World Organisation Against Torture
Madame la Maire,
Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs,
Chers amis défenseurs des droits de l'homme,
Je vous remercie pour cet accueil chaleureux. Read more
‚ÄúScientific research and Society‚Äù
Professor Richard Ernst, Read more
Kofi Annan addresses the First Review Conference of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
President Christian Wenaweser,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great honour to be with you today at this, the first Review Conference of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
It marks another important milestone on the long journey to ending impunity for the gravest of crimes.
Along with many others, I have been part of this journey. Read more
Championing Africa‚Äôs Renaissance
Monsieur le Président de la République du Cameroun,
Monsieur le Président de la Commission de l'Union Africaine,
Mesdames et messieurs les Ministres,
Mesdames et messieurs les Ambassadeurs,
Mesdames et messieurs,
C'est pour moi un grand honneur d'être aujourd’hui à Yaoundé pour célébrer cet événement important de l’histoire du Cameroun et de notre continent. Read more
Global Perspectives on Young Leadership
Dear “Young Leaders”,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great delight for me to speak at this seminar and I would like to thank the King Carl Gustaf Foundation for Young Leadership and the Swedish Guide and Scout Association for inviting me back to Stockholm.
The presence of so many distinguished guests is testimony to the importance of the topic you have chosen. It is also a clear indication of the high standing of the scout movement and the values on which it is build in Swedish society. Read more
We must use the power of sport as an agent of social change
Thank you Mark for that introduction and to all of you for that kind welcome.
I am delighted to be here at this important conference.
It is clear, from the breadth of topics already covered and the expertise of the participants, how seriously you take your responsibility to sport and wider society.
It is fitting that this conference is taking place here in Dubai and that you have just heard from HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
For Dubai, under his leadership, has become a stunning example of the wider benefits of sport. Read more