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" Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation. "
" Sometimes leaders slide from the role of freedom fighter into the presidency, which they may be unsuited for, but everyone accepts it until they hit the bump in the road. "
" I think it is important to speak out. "
" I think that my darkest moment was the Iraq war and the fact that we could not stop it. "
" The U.N. doesn't have any troops; we borrow them from governments. "
" We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization. "
" Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans. "
" We seriously have to question the motivation of those people referred to as climate change sceptics, who are denying the evidence of human-caused climate change and preventing us from moving forward by spreading disinformation and supporting unchecked carbon pollution. "
" More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development. "
" In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear. "
" Developing and newer democracies are much more susceptible to the tactics of populists and demagogues - they often do not have strong institutions, free press, or the infrastructure required to defend their nascent democracies. "
" Could you imagine if the U.N. had endorsed the war in Iraq, what our reputation would be like? "
" When people say the U.N. is useless, I ask the question, which U.N. are we talking about? We have the U.N. that is a secretariat led by the secretary general, and we have a U.N. made up of member states who give us our mandate. "
" One has to have the strength of character to say the time has come to move on... unless you are a king. "
" More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations. "
" Change is a process which has to be managed. "
" Often we mistake stability, in terms of security and economic activity, to mean a country is doing well. We forget the third and important pillar: rule of law and respect for human rights. "
" Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets. "
" In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda. "
" Governments have to conclude a fair, universal, and binding climate agreement, by which every country commits to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. "
" Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. "
" Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations. "
" We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face. "
" My own advice to people who would be in office for two or three terms is that they must accept democratic rotation: ideally, not put themselves up for re-election and allow the system to work. "
" If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom. "
" Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council. "
" What governments and people don't realise is that sometimes the collective interest - the international interest - is also the national interest. "
" We cannot allow situations where leaders threaten war on television or on Twitter. "
" As long as inequality and other social problems plague us, populists will try to exploit them. "
" Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. "
" To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there. "