Kofi Annan Bids Farewell to United Nations Kofi Annan delivers his farewell address as Secretary General of the United Nations today. At the end of the month, Annan will end his 10-year leadership of the United Nations.
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Kofi Annan Bids Farewell to United Nations

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Kofi Annan Bids Farewell to United Nations

Kofi Annan Bids Farewell to United Nations

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Kofi Annan delivers his farewell address as Secretary General of the United Nations today. At the end of the month, Annan will end his 10-year leadership of the United Nations.

He has long been critical of President Bush's foreign policy, especially the war in Iraq, and today was no exception.

"No nation can make itself secure by seeking supremacy over all others," Annan said in his last major speech as United Nations Secretary General. "We all share responsibility for each other's security, and only by working to make each other secure can we hope to achieve lasting security for ourselves."

Host Alex Chadwick discusses his legacy with NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen.