Newsmakers: Conversations with people making UN news

It’s not a radical idea… this is why states were born: states were born to protect people.01 August 2011

We must not accept as normal a situation that is truly abnormal.22 July 2011

I am working on behalf of the Secretary-General to try to help find a political solution.14 July 2011

I cannot but be optimistic. I think the elections produced a new generation of leaders, with a new vision.11 July 2011

Libya was one of the great challenges for the Council during June.01 July 2011

At the end of the day, especially if you also look at other international tribunals, having indicted 161 persons during this period is an absolutely satisfactory result09 June 2011

The Security Council – despite nuances of perception, nuances that are legitimate – was able to maintain its unity.07 June 2011

In this sense publicity can sometimes help to keep attention going and that’s why I come every now and then to the Security Council and say "Hey, don’t forget Iraq!"08 April 2011

It is possible with education to change the way people behave and it is possible with treatment to change the behaviour of people who have drug dependence.28 March 2011

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

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