Europe

06 September 2001, Uppsala

Lecture by Kofi Annan on Dag Hammarskjöld and the 21st Century

Following is the text of the Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture entitled Dag Hammarskjöld and the 21st Century, delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Uppsala, Sweden:

As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I have given many speeches, and even quite a few lectures. But I can think of no invitation to speak that is a greater honour, or a greater challenge, than this one.

19 June 2001, Oxford

Cyril Foster Lecture, "Why Democracy Is an International Issue", by Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Thank you very much, Vice-Chancellor, for that most generous introduction.

It is a very great pleasure for me to be back in Oxford, and an even greater honour to be asked to give this Lecture, as the official guest of the University.

28 June 1999, Oxford

Lecture by Kofi Annan to Centre for Islamic Studies on "The Dialogue of Civilizations and the Need for a World Ethic"

Following is the text of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's lecture -- on "The Dialogue of Civilizations and the Need for a World Ethic" -- to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, at the Sheldonian Theatre, in Oxford, England, United Kingdom:

It gives me great pleasure to address this Centre for Islamic Studies. Islam is not only one of the world's great religions. In the course of history it has also been the guiding spirit of more than one great civilization.

01 February 1999, Davos

Kofi Annan's address to World Economic Forum in Davos

Following is the address of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on 31 January:

I am delighted to join you again at the World Economic Forum. This is my third visit in just over two years as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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.