Your Excellency David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Ms. Kathy Spahn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helen Keller International, Mr. Henry Barkhorn, Chairman of the HKI Board of Trustees, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is an honour to receive the “Spirit of Helen Keller” award.
I know that you are paying tribute not only to me but, far more, to the work of the United Nations. Thank you for this recognition.
Our achievements owe much to good partners like Helen Keller International.