can count on UN for help in regaining peace, stability, prosperity, Haiti
Secretary-General says in message for Brazil-Haiti football match
Following is the text of the video message by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, translated from French, on the occasion of the Brazil-Haiti football match in
on 18 August: Port-au-Prince
Nations Unies ap di nou onè respè! [Greetings to everyone from the United Nations!]
In a few moments, you will see some of the world’s best athletes in action.
Through them, you will also see the spirit of peace.
knows that it can count on the friendship of Haiti , its football stars, its blue helmets, and above all, its President, Lula da Silva. We are grateful to them all for giving so generously of their time and talent, and for helping Brazil at this difficult time in its history. Haiti
can also count on the United Nations. Our staff and our agencies are here to help you regain the peace, stability and prosperity to which you have aspired for so long. We will remain steadfast in our commitment alongside you. Haiti
And now for football!
You are going to see an extraordinary match, formidable team work and remarkable individual talent. That is the spirit of football! And it is that spirit that we will all need if we want to build a new
En nous jouer football pou la paix! [Let us play football for peace!]
And remember that all of you, whether you are supporters of
or of Brazil , will be winners today. Haiti
Mesi ampil! [Thank you very much].
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