Justice has taken its course and the authority and legitimacy of the legal process must be respected.
Jewish people have been victims of anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, and in Europe they were the target of the Holocaust, the ultimate abomination. Yet, we cannot expect Palestinians to accept this as a reason why the wrongs done to them--displacement, occupation, blockade and now extra judicial killings be ignored, whatever label one uses to describe them.
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
It appears that the United States will squeak by, paying just enough to avoid losing its vote in the General Assembly… While the United States will avoid this fate for this year, on the larger question – its legal commitment and its moral obligation to the United Nations and the other 184 member states – the United States will have failed.
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.
In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.
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?
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
I personally believe, as I think a lot of security Council members believe with 100% certainty, that Iraq being fully disarmed is never going to be possible. At the end of the day the Security Council must decide whether Iraq is disarmed to the extent that it is not a threat to its’ neighbours, that it has no weapons of mass destruction, and that it has no capacity to make weapons of mass destruction.
I know that at times it may not have seemed like a home, but I think we can agree that today a new climate has taken hold in relations between Israel and the United Nations.