Kofi Annan Quotes


108 Kofi Annan quotes:



"So far, donors have made firm commitments for only 12 percent, 37 million dollars, of the UN requirements under the flash appeal of 312 million,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"It will no doubt require long-term commitment on the part of the international community to see this process to a successful conclusion,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"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,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Competition Quotes
"We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"We know from experience that if the international community does not support these control measures now, the potential cost to the world will be much higher in the long term. Past outbreaks have already cost more than $10 billion in economic losses."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Community Quotes
"Terrible inequalities continue to scar our world. Too many people continue to suffer and die from poverty, conflict and disaster - despite all the means at our disposal to create and share wealth, protect people from the violence of man or nature, and deepen respect for the dignity of every human being,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"conflict, poverty, ignorance and racism."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"hundreds of thousands more people are likely to become displaced as the conflict spreads and the drought worsens in the next two or three months."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"These were professionals, seeking to report on a bloody conflict that has already taken too many lives, ... They were doing what other journalists are doing around the world -- taking risks so that the rest of us can keep informed."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"In already unstable societies, this cocktail of disasters is a sure recipe for more conflict,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"of conflict of interests and wrongdoing."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"I wish to do all I can to encourage the leaders to muster the spirit of compromise, courage and leadership, which they are capable of,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Compromise Quotes
"I think it is possible to get a compromise resolution,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Compromise Quotes
"The Iraqi people have made their decision and have approved the draft constitution,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Constitution Quotes
"he is unwavering in his conviction that nothing can justify terror."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Let us, above all, be clear that, without a convincing program of debt relief to start the new millennium, our objective of halving world poverty by 2015 will be only a pipe dream."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Debt Quotes
"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."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Destiny Quotes
"The prevailing mood is one of optimism, ... The parties have proclaimed ... their determination to work together. At long last we can all sense a new wave of movement."



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