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21 May 2003
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<p>Tonight, as you graduate from the Columbia University School of Nursing, you too are honoured with education. You are honoured to have attended a prestigious institution, which is a leader in its field and you... Read more
12 May 2003
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<p>Just as tragic as the women who die needlessly are the women who survive but are permanently disabled. For every woman who dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, there are approximately 15 to 30... Read more
9 May 2003
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Good afternoon.

It is an honour to be here today at the Minnesota International Center. I would like to thank Carol Byrne of the Center, David Sutton of the United Nations... Read more

8 May 2003
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Good evening.

It is wonderful to be here in Minneapolis/St. Paul for the first time. It truly gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you to the 'Family of Woman' exhibition... Read more

1 May 2003
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Good morning. Thank you, Peter, for the kind introduction, and thank you, Lois and Jane, for your hard work and dedication in starting the 34 Million Friends Campaign and for keeping it going strong. I would also... Read more

12 April 2003
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Your Excellency, President Fidel Castro, Distinguished Members of the Presidium, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to deliver a statement on behalf of Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the... Read more

3 April 2003
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Good evening.

I am delighted to be here tonight as your guest speaker. I would like to thank the Chairman of the Health Advisory Board, Edward Ludwig, for inviting me to participate. My gratitude also goes to... Read more

31 March 2003
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Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning. It gives me great pleasure to address the opening of this 36th session of the Commission on Population and Development. Let me... Read more

29 March 2003
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Good afternoon.

I would like to thank Ambassador Bill Luers, the President of the United Nations Association of the United States, for inviting me to participate in today’s meeting. It is wonderful to be here... Read more

26 March 2003
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Good evening.

I am delighted to have this opportunity to address you tonight at Smith College, on my second visit. I always enjoy visiting women’s colleges, not only because I myself attended one – Mills... Read more

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