AIDS, other health issues

02 June 2005, General Assembly

Global response to HIV/AIDS significant, but insufficient to scale of epidemic, says Kofi Annan to high-level UN meeting

Four years ago, the United Nations General Assembly met in a special session and unanimously committed itself to addressing the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

I said then that we faced an unprecedented crisis, but one that has a solution: an unprecedented response from all of us.

I hoped that the resulting Declaration of Commitment would herald the emergence of a response to match the scale of the epidemic.

11 July 2004, Bangkok

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s address to the XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok

I am delighted to be here today, among so many leading lights in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is the dedication and resolve of people like you that is our best hope in the struggle.

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.

26 April 2001, Abuja

Address by Kofi Annan to the African Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Infectious Diseases

President Obasanjo, our gracious host,

President Eyadema, Chairman of the OAU,

Salim Salim, Secretary-General of the OAU,

Excellencies, my dear friends,

This is a conference about Africa's future.

10 January 2000, Security Council

Address by Kofi Annan to the Security Council on The Situation in Africa: the impact of AIDS on peace and security

Thank you, Mr. Vice-President, [United States Vice President Al Gore] for that thoughtful statement. Your presence here today is a promising start indeed to the New Year, and welcome evidence of your country's commitment to the United Nations.

As we open this new millennium, many of us have much to be thankful for. Most of the world is at peace. Most of us are better educated than our parents or grandparents. We can expect to live longer lives, with greater freedom and a wider range of choices.