280 Total Quotes

Kofi Annan Quotes

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These robust, versatile machines will enable children to become more active in their own learning,
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#Children

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Let us remember that every person who is infected, whatever the reason, is a fellow human being with human rights and human needs,
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#Human Rights

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Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations.
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#Human Rights

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All is not well. Science tells us that if we do not take the right action now, climate change will bring havoc, even within our lifetime,
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#Action

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The United Nations believes that acceptance of these principles will help the Palestinian people achieve their legitimate goal of an end to occupation and the creation of an independent and viable state, living in peace and security with its neighbors.
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#Acceptance

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This is inexcusable. Weapons of mass destruction pose a grave danger to us all, particularly in a world threatened by terrorists with global ambitions and no inhibitions.
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#Danger

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I hope we can count on sustained international support. A stable Afghanistan ... is in the interest of all its neighbors.
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#Afghanistan

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There are concerns that if we do not make progress ... desperate people will resort to violence again,
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#People

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Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
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#Democracy

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I think this is a new beginning. It is not an end. There's lots of hard work ahead.
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#Beginning

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This is a huge, huge disaster, ... It is a race against time to save the lives of these people.
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#Disaster

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This is a huge, huge disaster, ... It is a race against time to save the lives of these people. And I would hope that the international community will respond and those with capacity will do everything possible to work with us and work with the Pakistani government.
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#Disaster

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We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.
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#Globalization

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More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
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#Destiny

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The problem is this. The spread of markets outpaces the ability of societies and their political systems to adjust to them, let alone to guide the course they take
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#Ability

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We will be looking forward to taking steps for the longer term to ensure food security,
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#Food

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Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
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#Education

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Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.
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#Hope

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we should also be seen as taking steps to end terrorism and assure security for Israel. We should move forward purposefully, deliberately, but both communities must be convinced that we are tackling their core issues.
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#Israel

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We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.
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#Globalization

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Continued efforts in this direction will be necessary in devising 'a road map' for implementation of the agreement just reached.
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#Agreement

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In a world of intense economic competition, shifting populations and shrinking distances, the pressures of living together with people of different cultures and different beliefs from one's own are very real,
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#Competition

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I came here to show support for all the millions of people in the world who stand to benefit if the Millennium Development Goals are reached, especially the children who will be saved from malaria or Aids, who will grow up healthy, go to school and have the chance to earn their living and enjoy life.
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#People

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This catastrophe has given a new, all too human meaning to the concept of a race against time. It will require a dramatic escalation on every front: more funding, more logistics, more manpower.
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#Meaning

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You've heard the phrase it's a race against time. Indeed we are. In the next few weeks the snow will come, it will get extremely cold and there are some people in the open without shelter and we really need to get assistance to them. We need the support of governments, the private citizens, private sector and anyone who can spare a euro, a pound or a dollar.
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#Race

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The people of Iraq have a hard road ahead of them, filled with both risk and opportunity,
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#Iraq

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You have made people listen. You have made people care, and you have taught us that whether we are poor or prosperous, we have only one world to share. You have taught young people that they do have the power to change the world.
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#People

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Obviously the war in Iraq did introduce major divisions in the international community, which is beginning to heal,
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#Beginning

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For the crisis to be put permanently behind us, Iraq must move swiftly to ensure complete and unconditional compliance, ... This is the best way toward the lifting of (U.N. sanctions against Iraq) and a better life for the people of Iraq.
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#Crisis

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This terrorist attack was clearly designed to disrupt the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict, ... The perpetrators cannot be allowed to succeed in their sinister purpose.
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#Conflict