Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news


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

For centuries we’ve developed only some of the potential of some children. It should be a basic, almost commonplace desire that we develop all of the potential of all of our children.12 July 2013

Very simply, without a regional strategy there is no hope of development. With the regional strategy there is hope to link the Sahel to the new, promising Africa.27 June 2013

Working together, we can not only meet the crisis needs of those we serve, but we can build the resilience that is necessary to move the entire global community out of hunger in our lifetime.01 May 2013

The future of postal services is bright, contrary to what some people may think. In 2011, the postal services in the world processed 368 billion letters, and close to 6.4 billion parcels.15 April 2013

People feel very strongly that the international community has abandoned them, that we are not doing as much as we can to bring an end to the [Syria] crisis.28 March 2013

The conflict in Syria is a messy war; not just a very violent and tragic war for the civilian population. So, having the possibility to access people is our most urgent priority.14 March 2013

I think I’d like to be remembered as an exemplary international civil servant – if there is such a thing. No, take out exemplary. As a good international civil servant, because I think it’s very important.26 February 2013

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