Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news


We have to get new donors into this endeavour. We’re not going to get the additional monies that we need from the donors that we currently have who are maxed out in many instances.14 January 2013

There is still a long way to go [in Myanmar]. There are still a lot of things that could go wrong. But I think, on the whole... it’s a glass half full rather than half empty.03 January 2013

Women, participating actively, will help find the best solutions for the challenges that the world is facing today, from the economic recovery to the food crisis, to the energy crisis, to climate change.03 December 2012

There is no evidence that to be prepared you need a lot of money. Some of the poorest countries in the world that are used to living with disasters have really made enormous progress.19 November 2012

We are witnessing a number of hotspots flaring up, and we believe that the United Nations is the only institution with the ultimate legitimacy to get involved and to try to resolve these conflicts.18 September 2012

We are often criticized but I think we are a reflection of the world as it is and not as we want it to be – but we have to bridge that gap, make sure the world becomes more of what we want it to be.27 August 2012

[20 August] will be the watershed between transition and transformation. By transformation I mean, stabilization of the country, new leadership, new plan, new ideology, new institutions, and a direction towards greater democracy in Somalia.17 August 2012

I think that, objectively, the security situation overall has improved and this is due to in part to the fact that UNAMID has become much more robust in its approach and in its protection of civilians.13 August 2012

There are a lot of modern-day ongoing misconceptions that need to be challenged, that need to be corrected.09 August 2012

... both Libyans and the international community are going to have to realize that building a state out of a legacy of 42 years of a regime that deliberately didn’t develop the institutions of a modern democracy is not a quick task06 August 2012

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