"The Business Contribution to the Millennium Development Goals"
Paris, France, 14 June 2005 - Secretary-General's address. 'President Chirac, Prime Minister Blair, Mr. [Bertrand] Collomb, [Chairman/CEO, Lafarge; & President, “Friends of the Global Compact in France”], Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delighted to be with you today. I would like to thank President Chirac for his initiative in convening this meeting and for his enduring commitment to the United Nations. Prime Minister Blair shares that commitment, and I would like to thank him, too, for all he is doing to make next month's G-8 meeting a success, for Africa and for the world. We have gathered here today to explore how to conquer one of the greatest scourges of our times: extreme poverty, in all its many manifestations.' http://www.un.org/sg/statements/?nid=1508