Thank you, Ambassador Luers.
Ambassador vanden Heuvel,
Mr. Ross, Honorary President, World Federation of United Nations Associations,
Mr. Blix, President of the World Federation,
Ms. Wells, Secretary-General of the World Federation,
I am delighted to be among such steadfast friends and allies of the United Nations. Gatherings such as yours provide a tremendous source of strength to me in my job as Secretary-General.