Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news


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

If we can mobilize the support we need, I am convinced we can eradicate cholera in Haiti.05 December 2013

Women have survival skills which can be given to other women. What I have experienced is that when they see you are a woman, their faces light up. It’s like they get a connection.11 November 2013

[African economic] integration...is the ultimate objective that all Africans including myself are dreaming of achieving, so that we can be as powerful as the European Union.18 October 2013

It was always intended that the UN, a political organization focused on justice and development, would work together with the financial organizations in order to make the world a better place.07 October 2013

One can not overemphasize the importance [of the general debate] and the need to hear from the heads of State and Government themselves on how they see the post-2015 development agenda emerging20 September 2013

I am particularly proud, not for myself, but for the United Nations, to see the rule of law becoming more and more relevant for the work of the Organization as every day goes by.19 August 2013

Youth have convinced everyone around the world that they can bring something to the table, and my job here is to ensure their voices are heard.02 August 2013

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