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.
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.
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 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.
No single solution or actor can deal with the complex and interrelated challenges to electoral integrity arising from manipulated data, hate speech, and fake news. These phenomena are not new; they have been part of electoral cycles since the advent of democracy.
Governments have to conclude a fair, universal, and binding climate agreement, by which every country commits to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
The Arab Spring reminds me a bit of the decolonisation process where one country gets independence, and everybody else wants it.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
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.
Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
Shifting towards low-carbon energy systems can avert climate catastrophe while creating new opportunities for investment, growth, and employment.
Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets.
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.
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.
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.
The U.N. doesn't have any troops; we borrow them from governments.
We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
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.
If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?