Mr. Secretary-General, thank you for your
hospitality and the warm welcome I have received today at OAS. I am honored
to join you, and Ambassadors Mendez and Alvarez and this distinguished
group for the twenty-ninth lecture in the 'Lecture Series of the Americas'.
Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies
No region in the world better tells the
story of progress made against hunger than the Americas.
Today, when we look across the ethnically
diverse, economically dynamic and culturally rich nations of the Americas,