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, D.C.

March 21, 2005


Megan Rabbitt

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


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