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What governments and people don't realise is that sometimes the collective interest - the international interest - is also the national interest.
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council.
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.
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.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are conditions for development.
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.
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?
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.
I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
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.
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