Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news


Afghans also know they need a foreign presence in order to not go back to the bad experience of the past. The challenge is finding the balance between respect for their sovereignty and a presence to help them22 March 2011

The beauty of the Earth creates enormous emotion, and through that emotion, you can transmit knowledge and raise consciousness.07 February 2011

Instead of talking about our differences, we should talk much more about the things we have in common22 December 2010

Sexual violence in conflict is a global scourge.11 November 2010

We have to put it on top of the global agenda. There's nothing more basic than hunger. It is the most severe face of poverty.20 September 2010

The response is never perfect. Disasters are by definition chaotic, disorderly events on which we are trying to impose a degree of order.31 August 2010

If UNESCO did not exist today, this would be the time to create it29 July 2010

The target should be to halve the proportion of people living in slums and squatter settlements.18 June 2010

If we stay vigilant, if we accomplish our goal this year, we are predicting zero deaths from or near-zero deaths from malaria by 201514 April 2010

I think everyone wants the same thing for Haiti – a strong Haiti, a sustainable Haiti and a Haiti that has a future for its children.25 February 2010

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