Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news


I would say that not a single State can claim to have a perfect human rights record. There are issues of concern in every country in the world.28 August 2014

I want to be clear, very clear, there is no justification for stopping people from traveling to countries that are currently affected by the Ebola disease outbreak.21 August 2014

Humanitarian agencies all over the world are under enormous stress. The resources available and the financial support we get are simply insufficient to be able to respond to such dramatic needs of people who are suffering so much.24 June 2014

If the opportunity for peacebuilding is there and people are ready to talk to the other party, you have to strike while the iron is hot to support the dialogue that's going on. 23 June 2014

The objective of every peacekeeping mission is for the national authorities to take over the responsibilities to which the mission makes its contributions.16 April 2014

One of the most important things we can do in this Organization is to unite the international community so that countries speak with a single voice on crises. Then we have real power.19 March 2014

It is important that women celebrate themselves but also that they don’t only preach to the converted and go out there and win more allies for our struggle.07 March 2014

The simplest way to describe my Office is to say that I represent the interests and concerns of the world’s most vulnerable countries.06 February 2014

We are in a good position now to tackle the problems in the eastern DRC: restitution of State authority, strengthening democratic institutions – but regional integration will be very important for this.22 January 2014

I think that any high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament advances nuclear disarmament, simply because it underlines the urgency of what needs to happen.08 January 2014

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