Kofi Annan Quotes


108 Kofi Annan quotes:



"For the first time, we are seeing the emergence of a response to this deadly disease that begins to match the scale of the epidemic itself,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"pushing things toward one direction and issue, which is the inspection teams, while ignoring other related matters such as the questions which require answers."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"In the short term, the most pressing issue is the continued existence of predatory armed groups, ... Although there is no easy military solution to this dangerous phenomenon, those guilty of the worst atrocities and human rights abuses -- and especially those guilty of genocide -- must not be allowed to escape unpunished."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"Obviously, we are monitoring these events very closely, and would want to see that settled before one takes any other bold initiatives,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"a technical exercise, a juridical exercise, and we need to keep it pure."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"stress the desirability of a peaceful and diplomatic solution, but events on the ground may be running away from us."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"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."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"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."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"There are a lot of people who have come here to work here to tackle the food crisis,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"a citizen of the world in the fullest sense -- one whose vision and culture gave him a deep empathy with fellow human beings of every creed and color."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"The Iraqi population showed incredible courage, going to vote in large numbers despite the security situation on the ground,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"How this crisis is resolved will affect greatly the course of peace and security in the region and the world, ... I commend the council for acting today with purpose and resolve."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"create a serious financial crisis for the organization."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"to protect themselves against criticism or to criticize others."
"It has only been a week, obviously the cooperation seems to be good, but this is not a one week wonder,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Cooperation Quotes
"We are taking a medium to longer term view rather than pulling out immediately after elections."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Elections Quotes
"I'm afraid we shall very soon be coming back with an appeal for much larger sums to finance actual relief operations."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Finance Quotes
"I think this is a new beginning. It is not an end. There's lots of hard work ahead."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Beginning Quotes
"Obviously we need all our tools, helicopters, trucks, communication to be able to operate, ... We are placed in a situation where the government has not been cooperating and has limited the movements of our troops."



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