Kofi Annan Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Kofi Annan Quotes and Sayings

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    Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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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. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will? Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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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. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    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. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    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. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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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. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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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. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF
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    We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children. Kofi Annan | Refcard PDF






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