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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 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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.
 

We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
 

We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
 

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.
 

We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
 

We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.
 


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