H.E. Dr. Makarim Wibisono
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia
February 5, 1998

“Indonesia: A Land of Unity in Diversity”
“One Language, One Nation, One Homeland” in an archipelago state bound by both land and water.

H.E. Mr. Daudi Ngelautwa Mwakawago
Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania
February 19, 1998

“Tanzania: Island of Peace in a Continent Grappling with Many Conflicts”
A nation built on a vision of a humane society, with a major focus on education through a gridwork of villages and communities.

H.E. Mr. Kamalesh Sharma
Permanent Representative of India
March 12, 1998

“India’s Values”
Tolerance, respect for pluralism and diversity, belief in the core spiritual personality of all human beings, animated by democratic spirit.

H.E. Mr. Philip Dimitrov
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria
March 26, 1998

“Bulgaria: Past, Present and Future”
Education and democracy providing motivation for economic reform, change and growth.

H.E. M. Jeno Staehelin
Permanent Observer of Switzerland
May 7, 1998

“The Value of Neutrality”
The Swiss experience of direct democracy and of armed neutrality outside the European Union.

H.E. Mme. Mahawa Bangoura Camara
Permanent Representative of Haiti
May 28, 1998

“Hospitality and Friendship in a Developing Democracy”
Strong women and NGOs are highlights in a land of great diversity of both climate and cultures.

H.E. Prof. M.M. Mulumba Semakula Kiwanuka
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda
October 29, 1998

“Building a Culture of Shared Values”
A religious country, where values must be supported by economic and social development.