Kofi Annan Quotes


108 Kofi Annan quotes:



"If we do not get a universal acceptance of the constitution the likelihood of the violence continuing is there. If it had been an inclusive exercise -- as when everybody had embraced the constitution and everyone saw his interest protected by the constitution -- I think it would have been a rallying exercise. We are not there at this stage,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Acceptance Quotes
"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,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"I am thankful that the resolution passed tonight, ... I hope we will move ahead with urgent and determined action to help the Liberian people."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"What's needed now is not more declarations or promises, but action, ... I believe my report provides a clear program of action."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"The scale of this achievement seems to have been missed by some, ... So let's make sure we live up to our promises to the world's poor."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"Notwithstanding the embargo, Cuba's achievements in social development are impressive given the size of its gross domestic product per capita, ... As the human development index of the United Nations makes clear year after year, Cuba should be the envy of many other nations ostensibly far richer."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Equality Quotes
"Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world."
"Continued efforts in this direction will be necessary in devising 'a road map' for implementation of the agreement just reached."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Perhaps the single most successful international agreement to date has been the Montreal Protocol,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"The fact that you have not reached agreement on these and other issues does not render them any less urgent,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"We haven't gotten an agreement,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Agreement is fine, but the most important is implementation,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Obviously we didn't get everything we wanted and with 191 member states it's not easy to get an agreement, ... All of us would have wanted more but we can work with what we have been given, and it's a step forward."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Obviously we didn't get everything we wanted. With 191 member states, it's not easy to get an agreement,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Liberia today is poised between hope and disaster,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"This is a huge, huge disaster, ... It is a race against time to save the lives of these people."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"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."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"could lead to a large-scale humanitarian disaster, with the approaching winter."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes



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