Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news

Rio can deliver agreement on specific initiatives and commitments that can accelerate progress and advance well being.12 June 2012

I have been blessed with a meaningful and important and fascinating task over the past couple of years.04 June 2012

... it is a very difficult mission, possibly one of the most difficult we’ve ever had…25 May 2012

Strangely, it was exactly what bored me that at the same time excited me.10 May 2012

... the main focus should be on what are the good practices that we are promoting in countries to change this historical relationship of oppression against indigenous people.07 May 2012

... to make matters worse, we are in the midst of the spring rains which are proving unusually heavy this year and have already led to further displacement of people and some deaths.03 May 2012

... a lot of people are dying and going to continue to die until we can actually get the funding that is needed.10 April 2012

The ultimate goal of every human individual, is happiness, so then it must be the responsibility of the state, or the government, to create those conditions that will enable citizens to pursue this value, this goal.02 April 2012

It’s not enough to keep talking on the basis of fixed positions; the solution must reflect a political will and concrete steps to move.25 January 2012

I have seen the strong power of partnerships. If we strengthen these partnerships among governments, business communities, civil organizations and philanthropists, then I think all these powerful partnerships can bring us towards the right direction.03 January 2012

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