Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news

The Kyoto Protocol is being observed in its breach rather than adherence to the limits that were set.10 September 2009

I’m repeating over and over again that it is an illusion to believe that it is primarily military forces that can bring that conflict to an end.03 August 2009

That’s why the job is so fascinating, we are conducting trials but we are also learning how to prevent crimes.05 June 2009

When you talk about children there is a universal chord that you strike and people seem to respond.01 May 2009

The good offices role of the Secretary-General is a process, not an event. You can’t judge it by a few visits. You build on cumulative progress.25 February 2009

The good news is that the Iraqis are competing electorally and politically. They are going from bullets to ballots.02 February 2009

My colleagues here, both the international and national staff around me, are emblems of humanity and courage.20 January 2009

I think that lots of pressure needs to be put on both parties to stop the violence, to agree to have some sort of truce or lull30 December 2008

Allowing discrimination, inequality and intolerance to fester and spiral out of control can have genocidal consequences09 December 2008

Sometimes the criticism is unfair. UN peacekeepers go where others don't want to go.28 November 2008

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