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" Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. "
" Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world. "
" Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets. "
" On climate change, we often don't fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen. "
" Change is a process which has to be managed. "
" The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed. "
" As long as inequality and other social problems plague us, populists will try to exploit them. "
" 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. "
" I have always believed that on important issues, the leaders must lead. Where the leaders fail to lead, and people are really concerned about it, the people will take the lead and make the leaders follow. "
" Sometimes I walk into a situation and know someone is going to provoke me, and I just simply refuse to be provoked. "
" If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are conditions for development. "
" It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. "
" Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations. "
" 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. "
" I don't share the view that the ICC is anti-African. The ICC is not putting Africa on trial. The ICC is fighting impunity and individuals who are accused of crimes. "
" In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear. "
" Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans. "
" If we can come up with innovations and train young people to take on new jobs, and if we can switch to clean energy, I think we have the capacity to build this world not dependent on fossil-fuel. I think it will happen, and it won't destroy economy. "
" Time and again, when member states and the governments are faced with an insoluble problem, and they're under pressure to do something, that something usually ends up being referred to the U.N. "
" I think that my darkest moment was the Iraq war and the fact that we could not stop it. "
" National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence. "
" What governments and people don't realise is that sometimes the collective interest - the international interest - is also the national interest. "
" Could you imagine if the U.N. had endorsed the war in Iraq, what our reputation would be like? "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" If citizens do not believe they can change their leaders through the ballot box, they will find other ways, even at the risk of destabilizing their countries. "
" The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone. "
" The Arab Spring reminds me a bit of the decolonisation process where one country gets independence, and everybody else wants it. "
" 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. "
" In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion. "
" Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council. "