When economic conditions are difficult, people tend to be less generous and protect themselves; the question of solidarity doesn't mean much to them at that time.
Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans.
We cannot allow situations where leaders threaten war on television or on Twitter.
I am a stubborn optimist: I was born an optimist and will remain an optimist.
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.
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.