Kofi Annan Quotes

108 Kofi Annan quotes:

"I urge you to pursue with even greater determination this people's crusade that Princess Diana did so much to promote, ... has robbed our global cause of one of its most compelling voices."
"I have been gratified by the clear determination expressed by NATO and its member governments to prevent a further escalation of the fighting, and I encourage all steps that may deter the further use of ethnically driven repression and the resort to violence by either side in Kosovo,"
"Justice has taken its course and the authority and legitimacy of the legal process must be respected."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"We submit to you our request for your involvement and your good office in the present circumstances to call upon the US authority and the present government of Iraq to review the legal status of the present court and to reallocate the present court outside Iraq, i.e. The Hague, Netherlands,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Circumstance Quotes
"No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Citizenship Quotes
"AIDS is wreaking havoc on childhood,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"These robust, versatile machines will enable children to become more active in their own learning,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"The scale of this tragedy almost defies our darkest imagination, ... We meet today to prevent a second shockwave of deaths and to prevent further suffering."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"I did not influence, or attempt to influence, the procurement process."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"There was never any intention on my part to make Mr. Hansen, Mary Robinson or Larsen part of the team, ... And so I found it rather unfortunate that there has been such public objection to their participation. The issue was never posed."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Intention Quotes
"We will be looking forward to taking steps for the longer term to ensure food security,"
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"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."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Race Quotes
"As chief administrative officer, I have to take responsibility for the failings revealed, both in the implementation of the program and, more generally, in the functioning of the UN Secretariat,"
"Responsibility for what went wrong with the program cannot be laid exclusively at the door of the [UN] Secretariat,"
"As chief administrative officer, I have to take responsibility for the failings revealed."
"This is not unique within Mexico ... The important thing is not only to say we have made some progress but we should consolidate the progress we have made and move on to try to improve things even further."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"[Despite progress] on many fronts, ... we are not doing nearly well enough."
Author: Annan Quotes Category: Progress Quotes

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