"Your Majesty has made
an extraordinary contribution to human development.
As the world's "Development King", Your Majesty has reached out to
the poorest and
the most vulnerable people of Thailand regardless of their status,
ethnicity or religion
listened to their problems, and empowered them to take their lives
in their own hands.
Secretary-general Kofi Annan in presenting the UN Development
First Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award to King Bumibhol
on May 26, 2006.