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Kofi Annan
April 8, 1938 -
Category: Statesman

If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.


We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.


National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.


The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.


We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.


Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council.


Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.


If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?


In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.


I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.


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