Combating terrorism

02 May 2006, General Assembly

Address to the General Assembly by Kofi Annan on the launch of Uniting against terrorism: Recommendaions for a global counter-terrorism strategy

Following is the text of the address to the General Assembly by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the launch of Uniting against terrorism: Recommendations for a global counter-terrorism strategy:

10 March 2005, Madrid

Kofi Annan’s keynote address to the closing plenary of the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security

Following is Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s keynote address to the closing plenary of the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security, delivered in Madrid, Spain:

Why have you invited me to speak here? Because terrorism is a threat to all States, to all peoples, which can strike anytime, anywhere.

It is a direct attack on the core values the United Nations stands for: the rule of law; the protection of civilians; mutual respect between people of different faiths and cultures; and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

19 September 2003, New York

Secretary-General Honours Colleagues Killed in the Bombing of the United Nations Mission in Baghdad

Let me start by thanking the families and friends who made the journey to be with us today, and by sending my prayers to those who could not be here. Spouses, mothers, fathers, children, siblings and others who have lost their loved ones -- our hearts go out to all of you.

I probably speak for most of us in saying that the past month has been among the longest and blackest in our lifetimes.

06 March 2003, Security Council

Kofi Annan's statement at the special meeting of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee

Following is statement delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the special meeting of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee:

20 January 2003, Security Council

Statement of Kofi Annan to the 20 January Security Council ministerial meeting on terrorism

Following is the statement of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the 20 January Security Council ministerial meeting on terrorism:

The Security Council, in today’s meeting, is showing the firm will of the international community to address the scourge of terrorism. Your presence here at ministerial level is a sign of the importance that the world attaches to dealing effectively with this global threat.

04 October 2002, Security Council

Statement by Kofi Annan to Security Council to commemorate one-year anniversary of Committee on Counter-Terrorism

Following is the statement by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the Security Council at meeting to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Committee on Counter-Terrorism:

Your meeting today reflects your determination to confront reality rather than escape from it; to recognize an evil rather than excuse it.

24 September 2001, General Assembly

Address by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the United Nations General Assembly

Following is the text of the address by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the United Nations General Assembly:

Two weeks ago, as you will all remember, we were looking forward to this day, as the day when we would begin our General Debate.

Many of you expected to be represented here by your head of State or government, or by your foreign minister.

I had, myself, hoped to set out for you what I see as the main priorities for the work of the Organization over the next five years.

But alas, Mr. President, that was two weeks ago.

11 September 2001, New York

Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attacks on the United States

We are all traumatized by this terrible tragedy. We do not know yet how many people have been killed or injured, but inevitably the number will be high. Our first thoughts and prayers must be for them and for their families. I wish to express my profound condolences to them, and to the people and Government of the United States.

There can be no doubt that these attacks are deliberate acts of terrorism, carefully planned and coordinated -- and as such I condemn them utterly. Terrorism must be fought resolutely wherever it appears.