Development, Millennium Dev. Goals

11 December 2007, Bali

Remarks at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) event on the <I>Human Development Report</I>

We have gathered in Bali to act on the defining issue of our time. The latest Human Development Report puts it simply, yet forcefully: climate change is visible, it is global and its first victims are the poor and the defenceless.

10 December 2007, Bangkok

Address to the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on climate change, green growth and inclusive development

Thank you for this very warm welcome. It is a great pleasure to be here in Bangkok and to be among all of you. Nearly a year ago, I left my country and Asia for New York to take over as Secretary-General. Today, I am delighted to be back almost a year later to my home continent, Asia, if not my home country. In fact, I have not been able to get back to Korea; this is the first Asian country I have visited.

01 November 2007, UN Headquarters

Remarks at the launch of the MDG Monitor Website

Mr. [Kemal] Dervis [UNDP Administrator], Mr. [Carlos] Dominguez [Cisco Senior Vice-President], Mr. [Michael] Jones [Google Chief Technologist], Ladies and gentlemen of the media.

Good morning. It is a pleasure to join you today. Thank you all for coming to the launch of the MDG Monitor. This new online resource is an innovative tool to help track progress towards our Millennium Development Goals.

25 October 2007, UN Headquarters

Remarks to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly on the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009

It’s a great pleasure to be here this morning. You may have heard me say, at the opening of the general debate, that I expect the year ahead to be among the most challenging in our history. I am confident that, together, we can also make it one of the most successful.

Our work begins, in earnest, with this proposed programme budget of $4.2 billion, broadly in line with what the General Assembly has approved. It represents real growth of $23 million over the previous biennium, or half a percentage point.

18 October 2007, General Assembly

Statement to the General Assembly Plenary on Africa’s development, security and health issues

(Reports on the partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the causes of conflict and the promotion of peace and development in Africa and the Decade to Roll Back Malaria)

I am pleased to have this opportunity to introduce my reports on Africa at this important debate on agenda items 49 and 66.

I am also pleased that the Chief Executive Director of the NEPAD secretariat, Firmino Mucavele, is with us today.

17 October 2007, UN Headquarters

Remarks at the ‘Stand Up’ Event on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you all for coming to stand up against poverty.

Today, we join millions of people around the world in standing up for the Millennium Development Goals -- our common vision for building a better world in the twenty-first century.

11 October 2007, Washington, D.C.

Address to the National Association of Evangelicals

I thank you very much for your warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here this evening, and an honour to be with you -- you who contribute so much to causes close to our hearts: peace, good works and prosperity for all.

I would like to speak with you about basic principles -- justice, conscience and, most important, consciousness. Consciousness of the community of humanity and all living things, and consciousness of our sacred duty to them.

28 September 2007, UN Headquarters

Remarks to the annual meeting of ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Non-Aligned Movement

I am delighted to join you today.

Thank you for this opportunity to participate in the annual meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) -- my first as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

27 September 2007, UN Headquarters

Remarks at the thirty-first annual ministerial meeting of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China

I am delighted to join you for this annual meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Group of 77 and China. Thank you for this opportunity to participate in this event -- my first as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Let me thank Pakistan for providing outstanding leadership to the Group this year. As you have still several more months to go, I will continue to work very closely with you.

02 August 2007, Port-au-Prince

Remarks at breakfast with leaders of civil society, the private sector and political parties of Haiti

Mesdames et Messieurs,

Cher amis et collègues,

C'est un grand plaisir de me trouver parmi vous ce matin. Je vous remercie de votre présence.