Kofi Annan - United Nations


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We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.feedback
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Sep 29 2017
Kofi Annan has been quoted 42 times. The one recent article where Kofi Annan has been quoted is A Warning for World Leaders from Kofi Annan. Most recently, Kofi Annan was quoted as having said, “Suddenly, with the end of the Cold War, the U.N. could do what it was set up to do, without one country vetoing the other. Today, we seem to be back to where we were in '89.”.
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Kofi Annan quotes

Jun 07 2012

The international community has united. But it now must take that unity to a new level, we must find the will and the common ground to act and act as one.feedback

Jun 07 2012

Despite the acceptance of the six point plan and the deployment of the courageous mission of the UN observers to Syria I must be frank and confirm that the plan is not implemented.feedback

May 30 2012

Words are wonderful but action is better. What is important is to demonstrate through action a real commitment to the plan. This is what the international community is asking for now – action, not words.feedback

May 28 2012

I urge the government to take bold steps to signal that it is serious in its intention to resolve this crisis peacefully and for everyone involved to help create the right context for a credible political process.feedback

May 09 2012

I am sure, I am not telling you any secret when I tell you that there is a profound concern that the country could otherwise descend into full civil war.feedback

May 08 2012

There has been some decrease in the military activities, but there are still serious violations in the cessation of violence that was agreed and the level of violence and abuses are unacceptable.feedback

Apr 11 2012

I am grateful for the support of Iran, given its special relations with Syria, and I believe Iran can be part of the solution.feedback

Mar 27 2012

And as part of the discussions we are having with the Syrian authorities, it is not excluded that a UN observer force may go in to ensure that the parties honour and respect the commitments that they are going to make.feedback

Mar 16 2012

Some people have a tendency to compare it with Libya or other situations. But I believe Syria would be much more complex and that is why everybody is moving very cautiously.feedback

Dec 20 2006

When next time, one is dealing with a broader threat to the international community, one will wait and seek the approval of the Security Council. When it's an issue of a broader threat to the international community, only the Security Council has that legitimacy.feedback

Dec 12 2006

Right is Might. That's why this country has historically been in the vanguard of the global human rights movement. But that lead can only be maintained if America remains true to its principles, including in the struggle against terrorism. When it appears to abandon its own ideals and objectives, its friends abroad are naturally troubled and confused.feedback

Sep 06 2006 - Lebanon

This is a truly international effort and I think if we all pool our efforts, with goodwill, reasonableness and determination we can resolve this issue.feedback

Sep 05 2006 - Lebanon

I would not want to refer to it as an agreement, but I would want to say that both parties have accepted the good offices of the Secretary-General to help resolve this problem. And I will work with the parties and I will designate someone to work discreetly and quietly with them to find a solution.feedback

Aug 31 2006 - Lebanon

I think we need to be able to take care of the concerns of Israel. And I understand the issue of rearmament that we need to make sure that arms do not come in either through the airports and the borders or through the sea ports.feedback

Aug 30 2006 - Lebanon

I have been edging for the immediate lifting of the blockade on Lebanon.feedback

Aug 28 2006 - Lebanon

It is time now to look to the future. Let us look at this post-war period as an opportunity for peace, prosperity and stability in Lebanon.feedback

Aug 26 2006 - Lebanon

The disarmament of Hizbollah cannot be done by force. It has to be a political agreement between the Lebanese, there has to be a Lebanese consensus and an agreement amongst them to disarm.feedback

Aug 16 2006 - Lebanon

The UNIFIL force will help the government of Lebanon do the job, but disarming Hizbollah is not the direct mandate of the UNIFIL force.feedback

Jul 27 2006

And many calls went out until this happened.feedback

Jul 27 2006

That shelling of the UN position, which is long established and clearly marked, started early in the morning and went on till after 7pm when we lost contact. And our general and troops and people on the ground were in touch with the Israeli army, warning them: please be careful, we have positions here, don't harm our people.feedback

Jul 16 2006

I have appealed to all concerned to spare civilian lives and spare civilian infrastructure because these are things a civilian population will need for their livelihood, for their daily activities and we should not inflict any more suffering.feedback

Apr 12 2006

They have maintained that their intention is the peaceful use of nuclear energy and if that is indeed the case, they should be able to give the international community that assurance and work with everybody to find a solution.feedback

Feb 28 2006 - Muslim brotherhood

History is replete with armed movements that have transformed themselves into political parties and are governing democratic countries today, and Hamas should aim to join those groups of movements which have gone through that transformation.feedback

Feb 10 2006 - Portugal

As I have indicated in the past, freedom of speech is not a licence, it does entail exercising responsibility and judgement and quite honestly, I don't understand why any editor would publish cartoons at this time which inflames and pours oil on the fire.feedback

Jan 31 2006 - Muslim brotherhood

The quartet concluded that it was inevitable that future assistance to any new government would be reviewed by donors against that government's commitment to the principles of non-violence, recognition of Israel and the acceptance of previous agreements and obligations, including the road map.feedback

Jan 20 2006

Those who are behaving this way ought to understand that the time will come when they may have to account for their acts and the destruction they are causing to their own society.feedback

Sep 07 2005

The report is critical of me personally and I accept the criticism. Earlier this year the committee concluded that I did not influence or attempt to influence the procurement process and I am glad to note the conclusion is reaffirmed.feedback

Mar 09 2005 - Lebanon

The resolution requires them to withdraw. The resolution is clear that there should be full withdrawal and I am sending my envoy there to sit with them and discuss full and complete withdrawal.feedback

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