Mrs. Nane Annan and members of the Annan family, we are deeply honoured and graced by your presence.
The United Nations and Kofi Annan were inseparable. It is impossible to say where one ended and the other began.
And so, dear Annan family, we say to you today not only welcome, but welcome home.
To so many of us, Kofi Annan was more than just a dear friend. He was family.
And I know you all feel in this room the profound sorrow that accompanies the sudden passing of such a beloved leader, mentor and guide.