Americas

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.