Italy

04 June 2008, Rome

Opening remarks at press briefing on Food Security

Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media.

03 June 2008, Rome

Address at High-level Conference on World Food Security

Your Excellency President Giorgio Napolitano,

Your Excellencies, Distinguished Heads of State and Government,

Your Excellency Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi,

Honourable Jacques Diouf,

Director-General of the FAO,

Honourable Ministers,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

02 June 2008, Rome

Remarks to the High-Level Meeting on Food Security in Haiti

Thank you, Minister Amorim, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

03 July 2007, Rome

Address to the conference on justice and rule of law in Afghanistan

Let me begin by thanking my friend, Foreign Minister [Massimo] D'Alema, and the Government of Italy, led by Prime Minister [Romano] Prodi, for hosting this conference. This is my second trip to Rome as Secretary-General and, once again, I am overwhelmed by the warmth of the welcome. I know it reflects Italy's commitment to a successful conference and to a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan.

15 June 1998, Rome

Secretary-General Opens United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court

I have the honour to declare open this United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court.

I wish to acknowledge the generosity of the Italian Government, which is hosting this Conference, as it has done for other landmark United Nations conferences in the past, and to express my appreciation of the strong support given by Italy to the United Nations and its activities in general. We are particularly honoured by the presence of President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro with us today.