02 March 2007, New York

Remarks at the opening of the exhibition “Lest We Forget -- The Triumph over Slavery”

I thank all the friends and partners who were involved in making this exhibition possible.  The Governments of the Caribbean Community, the Government of India, and the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture have produced a moving and fascinating show.  I am proud of the United Nations' contributions to this effort.

16 January 2007, Washington, D.C.

Address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Thank you, Dr. Brzezinski, for those kind words. I feel it is I who should be praising you. You are rightly known around the world for your keen geopolitical instincts, and your uncanny ability to accurately predict world-changing events. I hope you and I can discuss this later, one to one, as a crystal ball could come in very handy in my job.

10 January 2007, New York

Address to the UNA-USA Business Council for the United Nations and the Association for a Better New York

Ambassador [William] Luers,

Chairman Rudin,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

11 December 2006, Truman Library

In Truman Library speech, Annan says UN remains best tool to achieve key goals of international relations

Thank you, Senator [Hagel] for that wonderful introduction. It is a great honor to be introduced by such a distinguished legislator. And thanks to you, Mr. Devine, and all your staff, and to the wonderful UNA chapter of Kansas City , for all you have done to make this occasion possible.

08 December 2006, Time Warner Center

Urging end to impunity, Annan sets forth ideas to bolster UN efforts to protect human rights

My dear friends,

Thank you all for being here. I could not ask for better company, on the last International Human Rights Day of my time in office, than this group of courageous human rights leaders from around the world.

28 November 2006, Princeton University

Role of disarmament, non-proliferation examined in Princeton lecture

Let me begin by saying how delighted I am to have been invited to give this address by a School named after Woodrow Wilson, the great pioneer of multilateralism and advocate of world peace, who argued, among other things, for agreed international limits on deadly weapons.

03 November 2006, Montevideo

Secretary-General, in address to ibero-american summit, calls on conference to act as bridge for north-south cooperation, understanding

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s address to the sixteenth Ibero-American Summit in Montevideo:

I am honoured to be with you. Let me thank our hosts, President Vazquez and the Government and people of Uruguay, for their warm welcome and kind hospitality.

Equally, let me congratulate Enrique Iglesias -- a good friend of the UN and of mine --on taking up the reins asSecretary-General of the Ibero-American organization, at such a critical time.

14 June 2004, Sao Paulo

Statement by Kofi Annan at the opening of the eleventh Ministerial Conference of the UN Conference on Trade and Development

Statement by Secretary-General Kofi Annan today at the opening in São Paulo, Brazil, of the eleventh Ministerial Conference of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD):

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the eleventh Ministerial Conference of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. I would like to pay tribute to President Lula da Silva, to the city and state of Sao Paulo, and to the people and Government of Brazil for generously hosting this event.

31 May 2001, Washington, D.C.

In an Address at the Awards Banquet of Global Health Council, the Secretary-General outlines strategies for combating HIV/AIDS

Thank you very much, Dr. Daulaire, for that very kind introduction.

I would want to recognize several people here tonight in addition to

Dr. Daulaire: Melinda Gates, Graça Machel, and Dr. Rosenfield.

21 May 2001, Tufts University

Address by Kofi Annan at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Following is the text of the commencement address delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts:

It gives me great pleasure to join you for this very special day.

You are no doubt aware that many Fletcher alumni have served with distinction in the United Nations and in the diplomatic services of the Organization's Member States. So there is a very special connection between this institution and the one I am proud to serve.