Thank you for your very kind words and for your trust. I am deeply moved by your tributes.
Serving as Secretary-General of this great organization, has been a great privilege for me of a lifetime.
As some of you said, I am a child of the United Nations.
After the Korean War, UN aid fed us. UN textbooks taught us. UN global solidarity showed us we were not alone.
For me, the power of the United Nations was never abstract or academic.