May 15 2006
[ London - Royaume-Uni ] The Guardian Icicemac.com : (excerpt)
Okay sir. Coming to the UN, you have been working very hard on your reform programme, but we don't seem to see a consensus anymore and yet, there is need for reform. What is the way out?
I think we need to persevere. And let me say that we have achieved quite a bit since the September Summit, in the sense that since then, we have established a Peace Building Commission that will help countries coming out of conflicts or in distress to stabilise and reconstruct.
We have established a new Human Rights Council, which I hope will
be much more dynamic and effective than the commission before it. We
have established em .. actually let me back up. We have got the member
states to agree to accept the principle of responsibility to protect,
which is quite an achievement. I recall in 1999 when I first raised
this issue there was palpable anger in the house that I was ... that
it was an attack against sovereignty. But now we have it. We also established
a fund to ensure that we are able to get humanitarian assistance to
people in need as quickly as possible. We have a democracy fund to assist
countries in transition.