For this exploration I wanted to respond to Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize Speech: The United Nations in th 21st Century. I really enjoyed reading this speech because of the things that Annan had to say. He says that humanity is indivisible and I really believe in this. For the world to be at peace, all countries and nations need to work as one towards that common goal. There cannot be any peace when countries are fighting one another and others who dictate their own people in an abusive manner.
My favorite passage from his speech says, "People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups. We can love what we are, without hating what--and who--we are not." I liked this because it is very true. We all live in a melting pot society with all different backgrounds. We seem to tolerate differences in America, but why can't we appreciate them all around the world?
Since this speech the UN continues to try and end poverty, prevent conflict, and promote democracy. But there is only so much that one group can do. It is going to take full cooperation from the world to better it for future generations.