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18 March 2002
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Mr. Secretary-General, Chairman, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured to address you. We are gathered in Monterrey to try to resolve a paradox: the paradox of a world where wealth is being... Read more
13 March 2002
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Thank you for inviting me to participate in this global consultation on child and adolescent health and development. This is a topic that I care about very deeply. I have two daughters who are now adults and I remember... Read more
8 March 2002
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If we are serious about global peace and security, we must do more to support the world's women. All over the globe, women are eager to participate in the development of their countries and the prosperity of their... Read more
7 March 2002
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First of all I would like to thank you for inviting me to be a part of this Conference on Borderless Giving. I know you are all extremely busy people, and it is very heartening to know that you have the energy and... Read more
2 March 2002
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Winning the war in Afghanistan is not the same as keeping the peace. Here I would like to correct a common misconception, mostly produced by the media. Achieving peace and building communities and nations are considered... Read more
29 January 2002
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Let me get right to the point. Ten years after the adoption of Agenda 21, the primary challenge remains: to ensure that access to resources for human development is in balance with human numbers; to end extreme poverty... Read more
1 December 2001
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Never before has the issue of HIV/AIDS been so high on the political agenda. Never before have we seen such high levels of awareness and commitment. Yet, today on World AIDS Day, we must confront the sad reality that... Read more
24 October 2001
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Thank you for the kind introduction. It is so nice to be here with all of you today and to have the opportunity to get to know each other better. I will keep my remarks brief so we can have time for discussion. These... Read more
2 October 2001
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This is a very difficult time for all of us who care about development and the values that lie behind it. We have seen such sudden, terrible violence that it fills our minds and hearts, and everything has to relate to... Read more
13 September 2001
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In remarks to the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA Executive Director We convene our last session for this... Read more

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