Combating terrorism

14 December 2007, Dili

Statement on the death toll of the Algiers bombing

I have learned with profound sadness that the death toll on the bombing in Algiers on Tuesday is even higher than we feared. Seventeen United Nations colleagues are now confirmed dead. A devastatingly high number of innocent Algerians have also perished, as well as nationals from other countries. Words cannot begin to do justice to the grief I feel.

12 December 2007, Bali

Message to the General Assembly on the Algiers attack delivered by videolink from Bali

It is close to midnight, here in Bali, but I feel compelled to most urgently address you in the wake of the terrorist attack on the United Nations offices in Algiers.

Words cannot express my sense of shock and outrage. This was a despicable strike against individuals serving humanity’s highest ideals under the United Nations banner. One Head of Government speaking today in Bali said it well: those serving the United Nations serve us all -- and so this was an attack on all of us.

15 November 2007, Tunis

Address to the International Conference on Terrorism: Dimensions, Threats and Counter-Measures

Let me thank the President, Government and people of the Republic of Tunisia for graciously hosting this conference. Equally, I thank the Organization of the Islamic Conference [OIC], whose Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [ISESCO] has been our steadfast partner in organizing it.

16 February 2007, General Assembly

Statement to the General Assembly on the follow-up to the adoption of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Terrorism hurts all nations -- large and small, rich and poor.  It takes its toll on human beings of every age and income, culture and religion.  It strikes against everything the United Nations stands for.  The fight against terrorism is our common mission.

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.