Kofi Annan Quotes

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.

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We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.

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Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance

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Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

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It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.

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Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility.

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To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.

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Jewish people have been victims of anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, and in Europe they were the target of the Holocaust, the ultimate abomination. Yet, we cannot expect Palestinians to accept this as a reason why the wrongs done to them

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In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.

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No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.

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We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.

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Justice has taken its course and the authority and legitimacy of the legal process must be respected.

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More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.

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Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict

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The right to development is the measure of the respect of all other human rights.That should be our aim: a situation in which all individuals are enabled to maximize their potential, and to contribute to the evolution of society as a whole.

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The spread of markets outpaces the ability of societies and their political systems to adjust to them, let alone to guide the course they take.

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