Ladies and gentlemen,
I'm honoured to welcome you to the United Nations for this General Debate.
First, let me say a warm thank you to President Bush and the people of our host country for their hospitality. Let me also, through you, Mr. President, thank the American people for being such gracious hosts to the United Nations for all of the 10 years I have served as Secretary-General.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the last time I have the pleasure and a privilege of receiving all of you here.