Press Releases

    1 December 2005

    Secretary-General Stresses Alliances in Message to Global Compact Summit

    NEW YORK, 30 November (UN Headquarters) -- Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's video message for the Global Compact Summit in Shanghai, China, today, 30 November:

    I send warm greetings to all of you attending the Global Compact Summit in China.  I wish I could be there with you. 

    Our collective mission is crucial:  building alliances for a sustainable global economy.

    So let me wish you a most productive meeting over the next two days.  I look forward to hearing about the outcome and discussing it during my own visit to China next month.

    Xie xie.  Thank you very much.

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