Statement by Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, on the "In Larger Freedom" Report Issued by Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Washington, DC — March 21, 2005
Former Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, issued the following statement regarding the release of “In Larger Freedom: Towards Security, Development and Human Rights for All – a report issued today by Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
“Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on global leaders to strengthen their collective ability to tackle the most critical security and social challenges. Annan’s report provides a unique opportunity for the United States to work with the UN and play a leadership role in addressing issues of terrorism, poverty, human rights and the environment. At the same time, the report identifies steps that will help make the UN itself a more effective and efficient organization. The serious challenges addressed by the Secretary-General’s report cannot be met by any one nation acting alone. As a global leader, the U.S. is well positioned to help the UN and the world community to address these fundamental challenges and make the world body a stronger organization.”
The full report and supplemental information can be accessed at www.un.org/largerfreedom
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