H.E. Mr. Bob F. Jalang'oPermanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations
31 March 2002
Mr. Kofi Annan is one of Africa’s greatest sons, whose commitment in the new millennium has been to work tirelessly towards the achievement of world peace; to mobilize international resources for the reduction of abject poverty in the developing countries, and to support global initiatives to fight the scourge of HIV/AIDS, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Annan’s quiet diplomacy has not only earned him a Nobel Peace Prize, but has had an inspirational effect on and gained respect and recognition from world leaders and the general populace.