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Kofi Annan quotes: Does anyone seriously contend that any nation can fend for itself? Does anyone seriously contend that any nation can fend for itself?
Kofi Annan quotes: We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will. We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Kofi Annan quotes: No one is born a good citizen or a good democrat or a good leader; it takes time and education. No one is born a good citizen or a good democrat or a good leader; it takes time and education.
Kofi Annan quotes: On this International Day of Peace, let us dare to imagine a world free of conflict and violence On this International Day of Peace, let us dare to imagine a world free of conflict and violence
Kofi Annan quotes: This is an historic step forward in the world's efforts to combat a truly global threat. This is an historic step forward in the world's efforts to combat a truly global threat.
Kofi Annan quotes: Without a dream you'll not get anywhere. Without a dream you'll not get anywhere.
Kofi Annan quotes: The World is not ours to keep. We hold it in trust for future generations. The World is not ours to keep. We hold it in trust for future generations.
Kofi Annan quotes: We must restore the sacredness of the family as a bedrock of humane values everywhere, in peace as well as in war. We must restore the sacredness of the family as a bedrock of humane values everywhere, in peace as well as in war.
Kofi Annan quotes: The US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter. The US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter.
Kofi Annan quotes: We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better. We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Kofi Annan quotes: I hope we do not see another Iraq-type operation for a long time - without UN approval and much broader support from the international community. I hope we do not see another Iraq-type operation for a long time - without UN approval and much broader support from the international community.
Kofi Annan 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. 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.
Kofi Annan quotes: Peace is never a perfect achievement. Peace is never a perfect achievement.
Kofi Annan quotes: To educate girls is to reduce poverty To educate girls is to reduce poverty
Kofi Annan quotes: A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when it disapproves of their activities. A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when it disapproves of their activities.
Kofi Annan quotes: Perhaps the single most successful international agreement to date has been the Montreal Protocol. Perhaps the single most successful international agreement to date has been the Montreal Protocol.
Kofi Annan quotes: The United Nations is proud to have the Adopt-A-Minefield Campaign as a partner. The United Nations is proud to have the Adopt-A-Minefield Campaign as a partner.
Kofi Annan quotes: The status quo cannot work. The status quo cannot work.
Kofi Annan quotes: When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life. When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.
Kofi Annan quotes: Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council. Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council.
Kofi Annan quotes: The U.N. power comes from concerted action of the governments. The U.N. power comes from concerted action of the governments.
Kofi Annan quotes: You are never too young to lead. You are never too young to lead.
Kofi Annan quotes: Let us work in partnerships between rich and poor to improve the opportunities of all human beings to build better lives. Let us work in partnerships between rich and poor to improve the opportunities of all human beings to build better lives.
Kofi Annan quotes: 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? 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 quotes: We have to be very clear with the population and the countries we enter what we can do and what we cannot do. We have to be very clear with the population and the countries we enter what we can do and what we cannot do.
Kofi Annan quotes: If there is one area where equity is crucial and essential,I think it should be the issue of water. If there is one area where equity is crucial and essential,
I think it should be the issue of water.
Kofi Annan quotes: We must bring a message of solidarity, of mutual respect and, above all, of hope. Business cannot afford to be seen as the problem. We must bring a message of solidarity, of mutual respect and, above all, of hope. Business cannot afford to be seen as the problem.
Kofi Annan quotes: As one of my predecessors said, our objective is not to take people to heaven, but to prevent humanity from going to hell. As one of my predecessors said, our objective is not to take people to heaven, but to prevent humanity from going to hell.
Kofi Annan quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
Kofi Annan quotes: If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world. If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world.
Kofi Annan quotes: Let us all reaffirm our commitment to improving the well- being of families throughout the world. Let us all reaffirm our commitment to improving the well- being of families throughout the world.
Kofi Annan quotes: Children are our future, and their mothers are its guardians. Children are our future, and their mothers are its guardians.
Kofi Annan quotes: Gather the five virtues (Dignity, Confidence, Courage, Compassion, and Faith). Then you are a man. Gather the five virtues (Dignity, Confidence, Courage, Compassion, and Faith). Then you are a man.
Kofi Annan quotes: Education is the great equalizer of our time. It gives hope to the hopeless and creates chances for those without ... Education is the great equalizer of our time. It gives hope to the hopeless and creates chances for those without ...
Kofi Annan quotes: The problem is not with the faith, but with the faithful The problem is not with the faith, but with the faithful
Kofi Annan quotes: Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right. Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right.
Kofi Annan quotes: A United Nations that will not stand up for human rights is a United Nations that cannot stand up for itself. A United Nations that will not stand up for human rights is a United Nations that cannot stand up for itself.
Kofi Annan quotes: We don't need any more promises. We need to start keeping the promises we already made. We don't need any more promises. We need to start keeping the promises we already made.
Kofi Annan quotes: Achieving the MDGs is not optional; it is an essential investment in a safer, more human and prosperous world Achieving the MDGs is not optional; it is an essential investment in a safer, more human and prosperous world
Kofi Annan quotes: It is my aspiration that health finally will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for. It is my aspiration that health finally will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for.
Kofi Annan quotes: Remembering is a necessary rebuke to those who say the Holocaust never happened or has been exaggerated. Remembering is a necessary rebuke to those who say the Holocaust never happened or has been exaggerated.
Kofi Annan quotes: We need to ensure the poorest in the planet - who will be hardest hit by the financial crisis - are not forgotten. We need to ensure the poorest in the planet - who will be hardest hit by the financial crisis - are not forgotten.
Kofi Annan quotes: Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans. Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans.
Kofi Annan quotes: Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere. Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.
Kofi Annan quotes: I am often asked what can people do to become a good global citizen? I reply that it begins in your own community. I am often asked what can people do to become a good global citizen? I reply that it begins in your own community.
Kofi Annan quotes: If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are conditions for development. If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are conditions for development.
Kofi Annan quotes: Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family
Kofi Annan quotes: Have confidence in the young people, give them a chance, and they will surprise you. Have confidence in the young people, give them a chance, and they will surprise you.
Kofi Annan quotes: I think that peacekeeping can do quite a lot, if they are given the right mandate with the commensurate resources to get the job done. I think that peacekeeping can do quite a lot, if they are given the right mandate with the commensurate resources to get the job done.
Kofi Annan quotes: It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
Kofi Annan quotes: We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Kofi Annan quotes: Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility. Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility.
Kofi Annan quotes: Once you are really challenged, you find something in yourself. Man doesn't know what he is capable of until he is asked. Once you are really challenged, you find something in yourself. Man doesn't know what he is capable of until he is asked.
Kofi Annan quotes: The happiness of any society begins with the well being of the families that live in it. The happiness of any society begins with the well being of the families that live in it.
Kofi Annan 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 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 quotes: In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear. In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Kofi Annan quotes: The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone. The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
Kofi Annan quotes: Insecurity is love dressed in a child's clothing. Insecurity is love dressed in a child's clothing.
Kofi Annan quotes: The invasion and occupation of Iraq is illegal. The invasion and occupation of Iraq is illegal.
Kofi Annan quotes: You are never too young to lead and you should never doubt your capacity to triumph where others have not. You are never too young to lead and you should never doubt your capacity to triumph where others have not.
Kofi Annan quotes: If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom. If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
Kofi Annan quotes: To live is to choose. To live is to choose.
Kofi Annan quotes: You can do a lot with diplomacy, but with diplomacy backed up by force you can get a lot more done. You can do a lot with diplomacy, but with diplomacy backed up by force you can get a lot more done.
Kofi Annan quotes: Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict. Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict.
Kofi Annan quotes: Justice has taken its course and the authority and legitimacy of the legal process must be respected. Justice has taken its course and the authority and legitimacy of the legal process must be respected.
Kofi Annan quotes: Literacy is at the heart of sustainable development Literacy is at the heart of sustainable development
Kofi Annan quotes: More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development. More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
Kofi Annan quotes: In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda. In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.
Kofi Annan quotes: A developed country is one that allows all its citizens to enjoy a free and healthy life in a safe environment A developed country is one that allows all its citizens to enjoy a free and healthy life in a safe environment
Kofi Annan quotes: These divisions in the international community - the Syrians bear quite a lot of the blame, but we have enabled it by the divisions between us. These divisions in the international community - the Syrians bear quite a lot of the blame, but we have enabled it by the divisions between us.
Kofi Annan quotes: The future belongs to you, but it can only belong to you if you participate and take charge The future belongs to you, but it can only belong to you if you participate and take charge