Although more than 500 million maritime containers move around the world each year, accounting for 90 per cent of international trade, only 2 per cent are inspected. Strengthening customs and immigration systems is essential.
Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone's responsibility.
The true measure of success for the U.N. is not how much we promise, but how much we deliver for those who need us most.
I have run with the Olympic Torch during the 2012 summer games in London and the 2014 winter games in Sochi.
We have international standards regulating everything from t-shirts to toys to tomatoes. There are international regulations for furniture. That means there are common standards for the global trade in armchairs but not the global trade in arms.
When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food. If this happens during the first thousand days of a child's life, the damage to his or her body and mind can be permanent.