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Geng Shuang
As for what kind of actions China will take if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, it is a hypothetical question and there is much speculation about that, so I have no comment on it. China firmly opposes any actions that violate the United Nations Security Council resolutions. This position is quite clear. For a long time, China has played an important and constructive role on the North Korean issue and made many contributions. I can say in terms of solving the North Korean crisis, China's efforts can't be overstated.feedback
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Apr 28 2017
Multiple people spoke about United Nations in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Ban Ki-moon is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “For the sake of the Haitian people, but also for the sake of the United Nations itself, we have a moral responsibility to act. And we have a collective responsibility to deliver.”.
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António Guterres - United Nations

The issue today is not that human rights violations undermine every aspect of our shared values and common work, but rather how the United Nations responds.feedback

Naim Mehmeti

Nobody even knew what lead was. I'm not expecting much, not even an apology, because this is how the institutions work in Kosovo.feedback

Paul Polansky

You could smell the toxicity in the air, smell it in the ground. I expect them to do absolutely nothing.feedback

Louis Charbonneau - United Nations Security Council

The victims of lead poisoning in Unmik camps in northern Kosovo have waited far too long for a public apology and compensation from the U.N., which was directly responsible for their suffering.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

There is a natural process on these issues, especially one as important as this. The discussions are still very much ongoing, and the secretary-general expects to make a decision very soon.feedback

Dianne Post

Factually it may be, but legally it is not – witness Haiti. Of course they want to use 'unique' to avoid setting precedent for such violations.feedback

Philip G. Alston

The broader point is if you didn't do it for Haiti, and you don't do it for Kosovo, you don't have to do it for anyone.feedback

Sherine Tadros - Amnesty International

If the U.S. administration wants to show it has a genuine commitment to human rights then it needs to take a serious look at its recent policies. You can't have directives coming from Washington that are distinctly anti-human rights and then say you're championing human rights at the U.N.feedback

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

I hope that this will be a stepping point for a more intense and fruitful dialogue with the whole human rights system. Vulnerability factors are probably less significant than other countries' - for example, social inequalities and situations of complete destitution.feedback

Elizardo Sanchez

It is notable they are not inviting special rapporteurs who look into torture, penitentiary systems, freedom of expression, the functioning of electoral systems, etc.feedback

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

People shouldn't be punished for being induced, manipulated or forced into prostitution.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

The government has great interest in North Korea's nuclear and missile moves and is collecting and analysing information. I will refrain from commenting on individual specific content or situations. At present, we are in close contact with the United States and South Korea and in addition to urging (the North) to refrain from provocative actions and observe relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.feedback

Monique Ngalula

It's the military, the police, the secret service who know the most about this story, the assassination of two United Nations experts.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

What we now need is a newly configured mission which is focussed on the rule of law and human rights in Haiti. Peacekeepers do fantastic work but they are very expensive and they should be used only when needed. We strongly support the ending of this mission turning it into something else. And I think we'll see the same thing elsewhere.feedback

Lucien Jura

The U.N. promised to help eradicate the disease in the country and assist families who lost their loved ones. We expect the U.N. to fulfill its commitments.feedback

Mark Schuller

The U.N. is not accountable to the Haitian government or people. That creates a culture of implied immunity.feedback

Vladimir Safronkov - UN

We need to find out the facts, conduct a comprehensive investigation. I am amazed this was the conclusion. No one has yet visited the site of the crime. How do you know that?feedback

Samantha Power - United Nations

Vitaly was a masterful storyteller with an epic sense of humor, a good friend and one of the best hopes the United States and Russia had of working together. I am heartbroken by his death. I am also saddened that, in our hyperpolarized environment, praise for Vitaly – the diplomat and the man – has been interpreted as acquiescence to Russia's aggression.feedback

John Park

The back up date may be April 25, the foundation day of guerrilla forces launched by KIS, which became the Korean People's Army. If Kim conducts a sixth nuclear test, the likely response from the core countries – U.S., China, South Korea, Japan – would be more sanctions and yet another U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the DPRK. A military capability in the USS Carl Vinson carrier group that wasn't fully operational/effective in the early 2000s would come front and center.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We are deeply worried by our partners in the U.N. Security Council trying to evade an honest investigation into that episode.feedback

Nikki Haley

The United States has made it clear to the U.N. and all troop-contributing countries that these abuses must stop.feedback

Aditi Gorur

If missions don't stay long enough to secure the gains they make and ensure that the host government is truly ready to manage security, U.N. member states will pay a much bigger price in the long-term.feedback

Jivenson Arisme

All I know is that having the U.N. people around helps Haiti's economy a little bit. They buy stuff and it makes the foreigners feel like there's order here.feedback

Gary Guerre

The reason why we don't have a lot of trouble these days is because the U.N. people are still around. But once they take off, opportunities will open up for Haitians with guns to make things crazy again.feedback

Dmitri S. Peskov

This is something for law enforcement to deal with. This is not on the Kremlin's agenda.feedback

Peter Gallo

It's an indictment of how the whole U.N. system works.feedback

Bob Corker

If I heard that a U.N. peacekeeping mission was coming near my home in Chattanooga, I'd be on the first plane out of here to go back and protect my family.feedback

Yang Xiyu

It's hard to ban normal trade that is not prohibited by U.N. resolutions.feedback

Vladimir Safronkov - UN

You're afraid, you can't sleep, because you think that we can cooperate with the United States. You're afraid of that! You're doing everything possible to undermine this cooperation. That's why...Look at me! Don't look away! Why are you looking away? That's why you've said nothing today about the political process. You have not listened to Mistura's speech. You set forth humiliating requirements to guarantors of the negotiating process in Astana. But what have you done to cease fire? You welcome illegal armed groups in London and Paris!feedback

Melida Joseph

I'd like to see my attacker face to face and tell him how he has destroyed my life. They'll look at this as one big joke. As far as the U.N. goes, they came here to protect us, but all they've brought is destruction.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the U.N. flag.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

The strike that we're talking about here today was directed at the people who planned it, who held onto the weapons contrary to what they had promised the international community and United Nations when they said they had gotten rid of those weapons. And the reason for the strike was that alone. There is a limit, I think, to what we can do. And when you look at what happened with this chemical attack, we knew that we could not stand passive on this.feedback

Mario Joseph

Imagine if the U.N. was going to the United States and raping children and bringing cholera. Human rights aren't just for rich white people.feedback

Daniel W. Drezner

Tis the season for Nikki Haley profiles. The Syria strikes have highlighted the outsized role of President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. A week ago Politico’s Eliana Johnson wrote that, “with Rex Tillerson conducting his job almost entirely out of public view, Haley has improbably eclipsed the secretary of state as the country’s leading [].feedback

Alvi Karimov

You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic. If there were such people in Chechnya, the law-enforcement organs wouldn't need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning. I haven't had a single request on this issue, but if I did, I wouldn't even consider it. In our Chechen society, any person who respects our traditions and culture will hunt down this kind of person without any help from authorities, and do everything to make sure that this kind of person does not exist in our society.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, addressed the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, and in so doing helped to focus the world’s attention and President Trump’s attention on Tuesday’s chemical attack on men, women and children in Syria. She declared, “Yesterday morning, we awoke to pictures, to children foaming at the mouth, suffering convulsions, being carried in the arms of desperate parents. We saw rows of lifeless bodies. Some still in diapers. Some with the visible scars of a chemical weapons attack.” Holding up two horrifying photographs, she stared down the Russian ambassador. “Look at those pictures, ” she said. “We cannot close our eyes to those pictures. We cannot close our minds of the responsibility to act. We don’t yet know everything about yesterday’s attack. But there are many things we do know.” She continued: “We know that yesterday’s attack bears all the hallmarks of the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons. We know that [Syrian President Bashar al-]Assad has used these weapons against the Syrian people before. That was confirmed by this Council’s own independent team of investigators. We know that yesterday’s attack was a new low, even for the barbaric Assad regime.”.feedback

Adam Isacson

It's a big development. Is the U.S. now going to fund an increased pace of eradication operations?feedback

Vladimir Safronkov - UN

We strongly condemn the illegitimate actions by the United States. The consequences of this for regional and international stability could be extremely serious. We call upon the United States to immediately cease aggression and to join those efforts being made for a political settlement in Syria. The Russian Federation from the United Nations organization has stated the need to establish an international coalition to counter terrorism, which would be on the basis of international law. You have chosen a different path.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Even in the face of grave danger, Malala Yousafzai has shown an unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people. Her courageous activism for girls' education has already energized so many people around the world. Now as our youngest-ever U.N. Messenger of Peace, Malala can do even more to help create a more just and peaceful world.feedback

Francois Hollande

I believe this operation was a response which must now be followed up at an international level within the United Nations if possible, so we can go all the way with sanctions against Bashar al-Assad, and prevent this regime from using chemical weapons again to crush its own people.feedback

Armanatha Nasir

At the same time, Indonesia is concerned with unilateral actions by any parties, including the use of Tomahawk missiles, in responding to the chemical weapon attack tragedy in Syria. Military actions, undertaken without prior authorisation of the U.N. Security Council, are not in line with international legal principles in the peaceful settlement of disputes, as stipulated in the U.N. Charter. Indonesia is a party to the convention on chemical weapons. Of course, Indonesia rejects the use of chemical weapons by anybody for whatever purpose.feedback

Donald J. Trump

On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians using a deadly nerve agent. Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council.feedback

Kori Schake

Whatever clumsiness the secretary of state and U.N. ambassador committed in the last week, nobody but Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the chemical weapons attack, and we should not blur the morality of who is to blame.feedback

Donald J. Trump

No child of God should ever suffer such horror. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically. As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the United States and its allies.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror. No one disputes that Syria used banned chemical weapons of the people of Idlib. This is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Syria also ignored United Nations Security Council resolutions.feedback

Boris Johnson

It is very important to try first to get out a UN resolution. I cannot understand how anybody on the UN Security Council could fail to sign up to a motion condemning the actions of the regime that is almost certainly responsible for that crime.feedback

Nikki Haley

How many more children have to die before Russia cares? The U.S. sees yesterday's attack as a disgrace at the highest level – an assurance that humanity means nothing to the Syrian government. When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in life of states that we are compelled to take our own action.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

But surveys repeatedly show that there are around 30 million people in America who claim to have Scots ancestry. I'm very confident that Scotland will be an independent country in my lifetime – well within my lifetime – and take its seat at the United Nations alongside all the other independent countries of the world, large and small.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

Unfortunately without making any attempt to understand what happened, based totally on fake information and false stories, the United States of America, France, United Kingdom have again planted – as this can not be called a proposal, it is just planting – a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council, a draft resolution which has a completely anti-Syrian character.feedback

Vladimir Safronkov - UN

The former U.S. administration's so-called red lines, which should have triggered a military interference in the internal Syrian conflict if crossed, marked a watershed in the history of toxic chemicals in Syria and followed by full-blown poisonous substances. That decision served as a starting point for future provocations by terrorists and extremist structures with the use of chemical weapons. They sought to discredit the official Damascus regime and to create a pretext for the use of military force against a sovereign state.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

What is your plan? What is your plan to stop these horrific, senseless attacks? We had a plan and we had the support and you rejected it to protect Assad.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

Unfortunately, based on totally fake information, the United States, France and Great Britain have once again planted - one cannot put it any other way - into the U.N. Security Council a draft resolution which has a completely anti-Syrian character.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

History will judge all of us in how we respond to these unforgettable and unforgivable images of the innocent. How long are we going to sit here and pretend that actions in these chambers have no consequences? This bears all the hallmarks of the Assad regime, and the use of chemical weapons is a war crime.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

Any sort of report of use of chemical weapons, especially on civilians, is extremely alarming and disturbing. Any use of chemical weapons anywhere constitutes a threat to peace and security and is a serious violation of international law.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

It's necessary to demand that the rebels offer full access to study the area and collect necessary information. When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

We find it right that the United Nations Security Council should be occupied with this case of poisonous gas today. We appeal to Russia to support this Security Council resolution, to investigate the incident, and to hold to account those responsible. Of course, we should do everything to bring those responsible to an international court because it is one of the most evil war crimes you can imagine.feedback

Liu Jieyi

It's a serious issue and we really need to take a professional look at what has actually happened. It will certainly complicate the peace talks and ... we believe that it is highly critical that we keep the peace talks going and also for the peace talks to produce concrete results to improve the situation on the ground.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

A new and particularly serious chemical attack took place this morning in Idlib province. The first information suggests a large number of victims, including children. I condemn this disgusting act. In the face of such serious actions that threaten international security, I ask for everyone not to shirk their responsibilities. With this in mind, I ask for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

The use of chemical weapons constitutes an unacceptable violation of the convention against chemical weapons and is another example of the barbarity that the Syrian people have been under for so many years.feedback

David L. Bosco

David Bosco is an associate professor at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of books on the U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court.feedback

Latanya Mapp Frett - Planned Parenthood

Instead of helping women, extreme politicians are cutting off access to the U.N. agency that's best positioned to prevent and reform coercive reproductive health practices. Withdrawing U.S. support will have a devastating impact on UNFPA, and hurts the lives of the women, men, and young people they serve.feedback

Brian Dixon

Today's action is just another assault on their freedom, their autonomy and their empowerment.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Britain must halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia immediately, throw its weight behind a ceasefire resolution at the United Nations and back a full and genuinely independent investigation of the evidence of war crimes in Yemen. As it stands, the British-Saudi relationship is damaging to the people of Saudi Arabia, Britain and the wider Middle East, and helping to export insecurity to the rest of the world. Unless the Prime Minister challenges the Saudi regime over its abuses this week, it will be clear she is ready to sacrifice human rights and security on the altar of the arms trade.feedback

Nikki Haley

The original call that I received to go to Trump Tower was to discuss secretary of state. No, he did not offer it. I see Secretary Tillerson as a great partner. I think the United States has seen China, for 25-plus years, say that they're concerned about North Korea. But we haven't seen them act like they're concerned about North Korea. So I think this administration wants to see them act, and I think they're going to pressure them. At the end of the day, the only one that North Korea is really going to respond to is China. I've been honest. That's all I've done, is tell the truth.feedback

Nikki Haley

We all know that we each have a place in terms of this administration, but more importantly we know that we're working as a team. There are not any dynamics that would portray anything other than that.feedback

Petr Iliichev

Human rights are addressed by various peacekeeping missions, by special political missions, if we can just try to liaise those mandates with human rights then maybe we can agree (on a meeting).feedback

Nikki Haley

He didn't say that. There's a reason he didn't say that. Those are conversations we have as well. That's what you do with friends.feedback

Nikki Haley

I'm not going to go back into, should Assad be in or out?' . Been there, done that, right? I want them to know that, look, that happened, but it will never happen again. We're not gong to put up with it. The thing about clubs is they have rules, and they have a culture, and there is a constant pressure to comply with the rules of the club, and soon enough, members are doing things a certain way because that's the way they've always done them. I'm working to change the culture. I was definitely an outsider.feedback

Mustafa Barghouti

This action means that Israel is turning its back to international law, turning its back to the Security Council of the United Nations and turning its back to the so-called efforts about a new peace process. In my opinion, Israel will not be restrained unless boycott, divestment and sanctions are practised against it.feedback

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The separation of powers is essential for democracy to function, and keeping democratic spaces open is essential to ensure human rights are protected.feedback

Nikki Haley

We are a generous nation. But we must ask ourselves what good is being accomplished by this disproportionate contribution.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

We don't have the resources necessary to support these people. Unfortunately our program is only 8 percent funded.feedback

Maina Kiai

From the Black Lives Matter movement, to the environmental and Native American movements in opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and the Women's Marches, individuals and organizations across (American) society have mobilized in peaceful protests. One person's decision to resort to violence does not strip other protesters of their right to freedom of peaceful assembly.feedback

Nikki Haley

It will be very telling if any country tries to block this debate. For anyone that says you can't get anything done at the U.N., they need to know there's a new sheriff in town.feedback

Rachel Sweet

He just deeply cared about everyone and saw no difference between people of different nationalities. He refused to eat anything other than beans and rice because that's what everyone around him was being served.feedback

Rachel Sweet

I spoke with one of Michael's Congolese colleagues yesterday. And he told me, Michael was my boss. But he was also my brother.feedback

Rachel Sweet

He was courageous but not reckless. What happened to him is not because he didn't follow protocol. He was the opposite of a war junkie.feedback

Lambert Mende

After tests ... it is possible to identify the bodies as the two U.N. experts and their interpreter as being found near the Moyo river.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

It is our hope that the cause of their deaths will be determined following a more thorough examination. I trust that the Congolese authorities will conduct a full investigation into this incident. The United Nations will also conduct an inquiry. In case of criminal acts, the United Nations will do everything possible to ensure that justice is done. I urge the Congolese authorities to continue the search for the four Congolese nationals who accompanied our colleagues.feedback

Robert Livingston - Bonnie & Clyde

In 1945, right after the war, he got hired to be a Hearst journalist and he went, if you can believe it, to the very first meeting of the United Nations and then on to Europe where the Nazis had just been defeated and he tours all around Europe and he writes about what he sees and also he transitions and he comes back to America and he begins to run for Congress. So it covers an incredible historic period.feedback

Lambert Mende

It's now a certainty. It is the two investigators. We identified the third body in the grave with them as their Congolese interpreter. This is a message I hoped never to write.feedback

Emilie Serralta

Going to places where few people go, asking questions that few people ask, finding out the truth, this is the work of United Nations experts.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Compared with the years during which the Iran nuclear deal was under consideration or the presidential election was raging, this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference had been a tame affair. Politicians of both parties spoke; the latest miraculous Israeli technology was on display. But Vice President Pence gave a bland address, and the most moving speeches before Monday afternoon came on Sunday from a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, followed by the president of Rwanda. Then, on Monday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley showed up.feedback

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

This is an enemy that ruthlessly exploits civilians to serve its own ends, and clearly has not even the faintest qualm about deliberately placing them in danger. It is vital that the Iraqi Security Forces and their coalition partners avoid this trap. The conduct of air strikes on ISIL (Islamic State) locations in such an environment, particularly given the clear indications that ISIL is using large numbers of civilians as human shields at such locations, may potentially have a lethal and disproportionate impact on civilians.feedback

Toshiki Fujimori

Everybody thought I would die, yet I survived. It's a miracle. I am here at the U.N. asking for the abolition of nuclear weapons. . . . This is the mission I am given as a survivor.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Sunday began the first national policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee since President Obama left office. It would be an understatement to say that the past eight years were a tension-filled and often acrimonious period in U.S.-Israel relations, between the administration’s hectoring over Israel’s building (inside or outside Jerusalem), a fundamental divide over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (a.k.a. the Iran deal), the president’s and his staff’s harsh public rhetoric and accusations directed toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and last but not least, the administration’s refusal to veto a lopsided United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlement activity. (The last was met with robust, bipartisan criticism of the administration.).feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

You see that expressed in seeing Ambassador [Nikki] Haley standing up for what's right and the truth at the United Nations. You see it in the budget request submitted by President Trump. My hand is extended to all our neighbors in peace.feedback

Francois Hollande

Instead of closing down borders or building walls, we need a regulated globalization based on the sovereignty of nations and the strength of international organizations, especially the United Nations. This temptation to look inwards is not only dangerous, but it leads to a dead end. Terrorists can use people's fears to impose solutions that are contrary to our interests. This is the temptation of looking inward and it can have heavy consequences for big democracies.feedback

Kim Seung-joo

In the past, North Korean hackers usually attacked government websites with the goal of destroying systems and triggering social confusion. Now they have shifted to making money, attacking banks and private companies, apparently because the North's other means of raising foreign currency are increasingly blocked under United Nations sanctions.feedback

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

Many of the advancements that were made in the past three months will further sever the territorial contiguity of a future Palestinian state and accelerate the fragmentation of the West Bank.feedback

Nicolas Maduro

I have asked them for support to continue making permanent progress in the regularization of medicines for hospitals.feedback

Nickolay Mladenov - United Nations

The resolution calls on Israel to take steps 'to cease all settlements activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem'. No such steps have been taken during the reporting period. The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace. Reactions by Hamas officials to terror attacks against Israelis have been particularly reprehensible and deserve condemnation.feedback

Julian Braithwaite

Today we are putting the Human Rights Council on notice. If things do not change, in the future we will adopt a policy of voting against all resolutions concerning Israel's conduct in the occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

There can be no moral equivalency between the building of homes and murderous terrorism. The only impediment to peace is Palestinian violence and incitement. This obsessive focus on Israel must end.feedback

Zaw Htay

What the U.N. Human Rights Council did to us is totally not fair and not right under international practices.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

The secretary-general's decision is an important step in ending the bias against Israel at the U.N. Anti-Israel activists do not belong in the U.N. It is time to put an end to practice in which U.N. officials use their position to advance their anti-Israel agenda. Over the years, Khalaf has worked to harm Israel and advocate for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Her removal from the U.N. is long overdue.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Over forty lives have been lost in this unwarranted attack on helpless civilians fleeing violence and conflict. Many questions remain unanswered on the circumstances of this horrific event. We call on all parties to the conflict to make proper inquiries to ensure accountability and to prevent this from happening again.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

For the sake of the Haitian people, but also for the sake of the United Nations itself, we have a moral responsibility to act. And we have a collective responsibility to deliver.feedback

Nikki Haley

We're going to have to make this right with Haiti, without question, and the U.N. is going to have to take responsibility.feedback

David Nabarro

Donors will respond, but they need to be convinced that they're going to be given a good proposition for what's done with their money. The Haiti cholera story is not actually a very good one, in that it's taken us a rather long time to get on top of it, and still the problem is persisting.feedback

Peter Yeo - United Nations

Other donor countries might follow suit and that will lead to enormous humanitarian consequences. If President Trump is focused on American national security and stopping terrorists before they come to the U.S., the UN is a crucial player in making that equation work. These types of proposed cuts will increase the likelihood that tens of thousands of people will starve to death. That's not in American interests.feedback

Karen DeYoung - the Post

But the Trump administration appears more serious than most in its threats to make deeper and more permanent cuts in payments that would significantly affect U.N. operations. At the same time, it has warned that it may withdraw altogether from U.N. agencies it considers particularly counterproductive.feedback

Peter Yeo - United Nations

From what's being described to us, these are far-reaching cuts in both assessed and voluntary contributions. But the real consequence is we lose our credibility with the United Nations when we don't pay our dues. If you want multilateral pressure, including sanctions on rogue regimes, you've got to have strong American leadership in the Security Council. ... Why would other countries do what we want if we aren't paying our dues? They won't.feedback

Peter Yeo - United Nations

It's a horrible amalgamation of crises that is causing the greatest humanitarian challenge since the inception of the U.N. 71 years ago. At the same time, we have the most challenged relationship between the U.S. and the U.N. So the timing is not good here.feedback

Stephen O'Brien

Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease. Children stunted and out of school. Livelihoods, futures and hope will be lost. Communities' resilience rapidly wilting away. Development gains reversed. Many will be displaced and will continue to move in search for survival, creating ever more instability across entire regions.feedback

Stephen O'Brien

We are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

Is despicable an constitutes a blatant lie. It comes as no surprise that an organization headed by an individual who has called for boycotts against Israel, and compared our democracy to the most terrible regimes of the 20th century, would publish such a report.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

This is not about pressure. This is about the secretary-general having the authority to manage the organization in a way that is done effectively and can deliver on its goals. A secretary-general cannot accept that an undersecretary-general or any other senior U.N. official that reports to him would authorize the publication under the U.N. name, under the U.N. logo, without consulting the competent departments and even himself. It's about senior officials dealing with a matter that implicates other parts of the system – that they consult and they coordinate.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

We are absolutely reducing funding to the UN and various other foreign aid budgets.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

Over the years Khalaf has worked to harm Israel and advocate for the (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Her removal from the U.N. is long overdue.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

The report as it stands does not reflect the views of the secretary-general [Antonio Guterres].feedback

Alison Griffen

The proposed budget cuts are alarming. Deep cuts like the ones we're seeing would hamstring peacekeeping operations not just in South Sudan but across other vital missions where the U.N. may be the only thing standing between civilians and mass atrocities.feedback

Richard Falk
Virginia Tilley

Israel defends its rejection of the Palestinians' return in frankly racist language: alleging that Palestinians constitute a 'demographic threat' and that their return would alter the demographic character of Israel to the point of eliminating it as a Jewish State.feedback

Gilad Erdan

The U.N.'s top donors, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Canada, must stop funding U.N. bodies obsessed with demonizing Israel. This obsession with condemning Israel does nothing to advance peace or help the Palestinians. All countries concerned with promoting a peaceful solution should stop funding bodies which discriminate against Israel, and insist that the U.N. undergo fundamental reforms.feedback

Saeb Erekat

The problem is not the report but the facts that it contains. There's no other word to define what is going on here other than apartheid.feedback

Nikki Haley

I would not say that. I'm not going to talk about where the president is, because I don't know. I have always made it very clear, from my confirmation and in the words that I've said from the U.N., that I don't trust Russia.feedback

Fumio Kishida

Japan recognizes threats from North Korea's provocations have entered a new stage. We need to continue working with the United States and other countries concerned to demand North Korea refrain from provocations and observe U.N. Security Council resolutions.feedback

Danny Danon - United Nations

The attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie. It comes as no surprise that an organization headed by an individual who has called for boycotts against Israel, and compared our democracy to the most terrible regimes of the twentieth century, would publish such a report.feedback

Saeb Erekat

It is time for the international community to assume its responsibilities toward this extremist government that openly supports apartheid and stands against the two-state solution.feedback

Nikki Haley

That such anti-Israel propaganda would come from a body whose membership nearly universally does not recognize Israel is unsurprising. The United Nations Secretariat was right to distance itself from this report, but it must go further and withdraw the report altogether.feedback

Riyad Mansour

Rather than attacking the report, it would be best to reflect on the realities that the report addresses and how they can be remedied.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

We just saw the report today. It was done without any prior consultation with the secretary general. The report as it stands does not reflect the stance of the secretary general.feedback

Staffan de Mistura - United Nations

There is no way that we should be accepting the fact that the sixth anniversary becomes the seventh. It's becoming one of the longest and most cruel wars of recent years. That's why there is a need for an acceleration of any type of negotiations - in Astana, in Geneva, in New York, wherever.feedback

Mazen Darwish

We are speaking of a daily massacre going on for six years. Why are we here? Today there are women, men, children, innocent people who are being killed under torture... It is strange that in front of all this evidence we do not see a real movement.feedback

Fadel Abdul Ghani

The regime is trumping everyone else with nearly 92,000 individuals that are still inside its detention centers.feedback

William Mozdzierz

We remain deeply concerned by ongoing widespread and gross human rights violations and abuses in the DPRK, including summary executions, enslavement, torture, arbitrary detention, and enforced disappearances.feedback

Choe Myong Nam

We are not participating in any meeting on DPRK's human rights situation because it is politically motivated.feedback

Aditi Gorur

This would be unprecedented in U.N. peacekeeping history. Normally, police only serve in peacekeeping missions with military support and backup. But it's a creative option to reduce the mission's size and cost as MINUSTAH gradually works toward a full exit.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

In that veto, China has defended first of all the charter, because the United Nations was created in order to restore stability around the world. Of course, Syria was the headline, the main headline. This is good for Syria, but, again, it's good for the rest of the world. China can be in every sector with no exception, because we have damage in every sector.feedback

Stephen O'Brien

We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

You have seen nationalism coming back. You have seen different forms of irrationality coming back.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

It is difficult to explain to a country like Kenya that has more than 500,000 refugees that they should go on accepting this large number of refugees, seeing the kind of measures that the United States or that several European countries are taking.feedback

Peter Yeo - United Nations

America's relationship with the United Nations has never been more challenging, and part of the reason for that is ideological and part is budgetary.feedback

Abdusalam Omer

This guy is committed. Now we see that the humanitarians are coming. We are thinking that today is the best day. Tonight is a different night.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Seeing these people, what I feel above all is an enormous sense of duty to minimize as much as possible this kind of suffering and to fight to create the conditions for this suffering not to happen.feedback

António Vitorino

Some of his students had no idea that their teacher was the former prime minister.feedback

Julie Bolcer

As outlined in formal requests from the United States Department of State, Ambassador Churkin's diplomatic immunity survives his death.feedback

Amal Clooney - Doughty Street Chambers

We do want to see an investigation take place with the cooperation of the Iraqi authorities. But ultimately if that support is not forthcoming in terms of real action, then the U.N. has to think of other ways in which to achieve accountability. All these options are on the table. They must be seriously considered, because victims like Nadia can't expect to wait forever.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

The proposal should support Iraq's national efforts and fully respect it national laws and sovereignty. But it is also an urgent task. And we look forward to finalizing that proposal with you very, very soon.feedback

Heather Havrilesky

As George leads Amal through the crowd in his baggy jeans looking docile and outclassed, Amal pulls all the focus. She doesn't have time for this foolishness. In other words, if we want to hear Amal talk, she'll be talking about human rights. She won't be talking about love and marriage and babies. That's George's job. He's the man behind the woman. Which is a pretty unfamiliar, teachable moment for George and for America.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

I fully recognize that no magic wand exists to end the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse. Nevertheless, I believe that we can dramatically improve how the United Nations addresses this scourge. We will not allow the behavior of anyone who exploits the vulnerable and destroys lives to soil our reputations, diminish our contributions, sow disillusion among our champions or undermine our values. We must break down excuses and end impunity.feedback

Jonas Nicolas

Where are they going to get money to pay them? How do you think hungry Haitian soldiers are going to act? No, I like the U.N. guys with our police.feedback

Nikki Haley

We have to see some sort of positive action taken by North Korea before we can ever take them seriously.feedback

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

My first priority is to address this drought crisis, and my main priority is to make an appeal to the international community to help us.feedback

Mohamed Nor

I have nothing. This is not a shelter, we barely get any food here and we have no protection. It's not safe, I am suffering.feedback

Carol Morello

In addition, Fox News reported that Iran had itself test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles that destroyed a floating barge over the weekend, but that could not be independently confirmed. Iran fired a medium-range ballistic missile last month, apparently violating a U.N. Security Council Resolution. The administration responded with its first economic sanctions, when it placed 13 people and 12 businesses on a list that prohibits Americans from dealing with them.feedback

Mohamed Nor

We have to address the root cause, which is the security situation here and how to defeat (Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels) al-Shabab here.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Every single person we have seen is a personal story of tremendous suffering. There is no way to describe it. We need to make as much noise as possible. Conflict, drought, climate change, disease, cholera. The combination is a nightmare. It makes me feel extremely unhappy with the fact that in today's world, with the … the richness that exists, that these things are still possible. It is unbelievable. I am bringing a message of solidarity to the president. A message of support. Let's hope he can start an inclusive government.feedback

Khalil el Shamri

We are here to tell the United Nations that it is now accused of (contributing to) the starvation of the people of Yemen. It is now responsible for the displacement of the Yemeni people. We are here for all Yemeni people, not a certain political party.feedback

Michael Spavor

I was quite excited, because I'd heard quite a lot about him. So one day, for lunch, we met up, and we got along great, he speaks fluent Korean, so we spoke Korean, and that's when he mentioned to me he was planning on opening up a ramen restaurant or a sushi restaurant in Pyongyang. That being said, there are many Koreans in Pyongyang who are able to afford these kind of high-end restaurants. And keep in mind also that Pyongyang has a lot of foreign diplomats, U.N. workers, businessmen from China and other countries who can also dine at this restaurant.feedback

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

I hope that the United States government will at least look at the report and take into account the recommendations that I have done and see how they can implement them. And I hope that the indigenous people will also use the recommendations to push the government to implement them.feedback

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

From my conversations with people throughout Indian Country, I have learned that many of the complex issues that Native Americans face in the energy development context today are rooted in a long history of land and resource dispossession.feedback

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

In a show of disregard for treaties and the federal trust responsibility, the Army Corps approved a draft environmental assessment regarding the pipeline that ignored the interests of the tribe. Maps in the draft environmental assessment omitted the reservation, and the draft made no mention of proximity to the reservation or the fact that the pipeline would cross historic treaty lands of a number of tribal nations. In doing so, the draft environmental assessment treated the tribe's interests as non-existent, demonstrating the flawed current process.feedback

Jihad Makdissi

I will let the host announce it. Yes, we do have an agenda... the three baskets and possibly a fourth one, and a time frame, yes, in March.feedback

Carla del Ponte

What we have seen here in Syria, I never saw that in Rwanda, or in former Yugoslavia, in the Balkans. It is really a big tragedy. Unfortunately we have no tribunal.feedback

Paulo Pinheiro

The scale of what happened in Aleppo is unprecedented in the Syrian conflict. Much of Aleppo, once Syria's biggest city and its commercial and culture center and a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been reduced to rubble. This represents - and we have said this in the past - a worrying pattern that has occurred in other areas of the country including Deraa and Moadamiya.feedback

Paulo Pinheiro

We have established very clearly in the report that the Syrian air force is responsible for these attacks, we don't have any evidence linking Russia to those attacks with forbidden chemical weapons.feedback

Rolando Gomez

The US been a very active and constructive partner in the Council for many years, spearheading a number of important initiatives, such as DPRK (North Korea), Iran, Syria, LGBT rights ... and many issues that are certainly on the agenda today.feedback

Erin Barclay

In order for this Council to have any credibility, let alone success, it must move away from its unbalanced and unproductive positions. As we consider our future engagements, my government will be considering the Council's actions with an eye toward reform to more fully achieve the Council's mission to protect and promote human rights.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

This is about taking a stand when children are poisoned, it's that simple.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I think it is totally inappropriate. It would undermine trust in the negotiating process. Russia will not support any new sanctions against the Syrian leadership.feedback

Stephen O'Brien

This also means access to the ports so that the needed imports can enter Yemen. Seven million people don't know where their next meal is coming from and we now face a serious risk of famine.feedback

Geng Shuang

What I need to say is that the situation at present on the Korean peninsula is complex and sensitive. In this situation, we hope all sides can maintain calm and exercise restraint and not do anything to irritate each other or that may raise regional tensions.feedback

Louis Low

They use (the) Pan Systems (name) and say it's a foreign company, but they operate everything by themselves.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Our task is only to stabilize the legitimate authorities and deliver a final blow against international terrorism.feedback

Vasily Kuznetsov

The Russians don't have any position concerning Assad himself.feedback

Ravina Shamdasani - United Nations

This case risks undermining confidence in the justice system and reinforcing the culture of impunity.feedback

Luis Videgaray

The Mexican government will not hesitate in going to international organisations, starting with the United Nations, to defend human rights, liberties and due process for Mexicans abroad according to international law.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Despite some generous pledges, just US$90 million has actually been received so far. We are in the beginning of the year but these numbers are very worrying. Famine is already a reality in parts of South Sudan. Unless we act now, it is only a matter of time until it affects other areas and other countries. We are facing a tragedy.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

The U.N. is capable of many absurdities and I think it's important that you have straightforward and clear-eyed countries like Australia that often bring it back to earth.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

My government will not support one-sided resolutions criticizing Israel of the kind recently adopted by the U.N Security Council and we deplore the boycott campaigns designed to delegitimise the Jewish state. We support an outcome which has two states where Israelis, the Israeli people, the Palestinian people live side-by-side as a result of direct negotiations between them.feedback

Benyamin Netanyahu

Australia has been courageously willing to puncture U.N. hypocrisy more than once.feedback

Anthony Lake - UNICEF

Time is running out for more than a million children. We can still save many lives. The severe malnutrition and looming famine are largely man-made. Our common humanity demands faster action. We must not repeat the tragedy of the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa.feedback

Farhan Haq - United Nations

He has been such a regular presence here that I am actually quite stunned. Our thoughts go to his family, to his friends and to his government.feedback

Staffan de Mistura - United Nations

I can't tell you [if it will succeed], but we have to push with the momentum. Even a cease-fire cannot hold too long if there is no political [solution].feedback

Lindsey Graham

I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they've done outside the nuclear program. Iran is a bad actor in the greatest sense of the word when it comes to the region. To Iran, I say, if you want us to treat you differently then stop building missiles, test-firing them in defiance of U.N. resolution and writing 'Death to Israel' on the missile. That's a mixed message.feedback

Wang Yi

China understands South Korea's need to protect its own security, and at the same time South Korea should respect China's reasonable position. What we need is multiple layers of defence ... THAAD is really relevant. We don't pose any threat to China. All parties, at the same time as strictly enforcing (U.N.) Security Council resolutions, should proactively look for break through points to resume negotiations, to break the negative cycle of the nuclear issue on the peninsula.feedback

Nikki Haley

First of all, the two-state solution is what we support. Anybody that wants to say the United States does not support the two-state solution - that would be an error. We absolutely support the two-state solution but we are thinking out of the box as well.feedback

Jeremie Smith

This is the only way to make sure criminals don't get away by fleeing the scene of the crime.feedback

Andrew Clapham

The focus is on collecting evidence and building criminal cases before the trail goes cold. This is mass collection of information on all sides with a view to prosecution in the future by the ICC (International Criminal Court), national courts or in some completely new international tribunal that would be created.feedback

Lise Grande - United Nations

Based on reports of insecurity, the U.N. decided that we would not send missions into eastern parts of Mosul until we reassess security conditions, . This has now been done and we expect to reengage as soon as possible, hopefully within the next day or so.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

There is no alternative solution for the situation between the Palestinians and Israelis, other than the solution of establishing two states, and we should do all that can be done to maintain this. We should not forget the mother of all conflicts is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is important to stress that, in my opinion... there is no plan B other than the two-state solution.feedback

Han Min-Koo

We are keeping an eye out, thinking data and technology from the latest test can be applied (to an ICBM).feedback

Shinzo Abe

I believe that the stance of the United States towards North Korea will become much tougher, that is clear.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

The U.N. needs to be able to act with impartiality in all circumstances and cannot be biased in favour of anybody.feedback

Nikki Haley

We call on all members of the Security Council to use every available resource to make it clear to the North Korean regime -- and its enablers -- that these launches are unacceptable. It is time to hold North Korea accountable – not with our words, but with our actions.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

I do not think there is any valid reason to avoid someone who is very competent to do a job that is extremely important. Let's do everything possible to make this relationship a constructive relationship. Having said so, we need to respect our values and we need to make sure a multilateral approach to global problems is valued.feedback

Aviva Raz Shechter

This resolution about the creation of a database should not have been accepted in the first place. It reflects and perpetuates the discrimination towards Israel at the U.N. in general, and at the Human Rights Council in particular.feedback

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I think the wall and the demagoguery of patriotism are no match for the dignity and humanity of the American people. If the Mexican government does not put before the United Nations in the coming days a complaint about the violation of human rights, then we will do it ourselves.feedback

Nikki Haley

The United States was disappointed to see a letter indicating the intention to appoint the former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister to lead the UN Mission in Libya. For too long the U.N. has been unfairly biased in favour of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel.feedback

Jeremie Smith

We've heard unofficial reports that there is strong pressure by states who did not support the creation of this database to try to delay its release and bury its findings.feedback

Hervé Ladsous - United Nations

The security situation throughout the country cannot be compared with that of 10 years ago. But I say to all who would be tempted to take advantage of this temporary period to return to illegality, commit crimes, violations of human rights, I say no, we will not accept that. If the military component is erased ... there is still a lot of work left to do on the police, on the law ... on human rights, on the status of women.feedback

Brian Concannon - Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

Re-evaluation is especially appropriate in light of MINUSTAH's slow, expensive and limited progress in its primary mission.feedback

Zaw Htay

Their number is much greater than our figure. We have to check on the ground. If it's true we need to find out the reason and the background data about the incident.feedback

Khatun Hazera

They shot him and then turned the body upside down, dragged it, put a sword inside it and took pictures.feedback

Jamie McGoldrick - United Nations

The situation in Yemen is catastrophic and rapidly deteriorating, . Nearly 3.3 million people - including 2.1 million children - are acutely malnourished.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

The Secretary-General deeply regrets the adoption of the (bill) ... This bill is in contravention of international law and will have far-reaching legal consequences for Israel. The Secretary-General insists on the need to avoid any actions that would derail the two-state solution.feedback

Nabi Avci

I think, I hope, that on this issue, the high court will make the right decision...a decision in accordance with international law...a decision in accordance with United Nations decisions.feedback

Tadamichi Yamamoto - United Nations

Yet another record year of civilian suffering in Afghanistan. Unless all parties to the conflict make serious efforts to review and address the consequences of their operations, the levels of civilian casualties, displacement and other types of human suffering are likely to remain at appallingly high levels.feedback

Tadamichi Yamamoto - United Nations

The killing and maiming of thousands of Afghan civilians is deeply harrowing and largely preventable. All parties to the conflict must take immediate concrete measures to protect the ordinary Afghan men, women and children whose lives are being shattered.feedback

Jens Laerke - U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Our needs assessment indicate that the closer people live to the contact line between the government and non-government controlled areas the greater the humanitarian needs. Not least for, as we have heard, the elderly, women and children who make up over 70% of people in need.feedback

Mykola Chechetkin

The safe zone shelled during the night has now renewed its normal functioning. People can now have food there and warm up. Apart from that, our units situated in the other regions organised the supply of the humanitarian aid for the town of Avdiyivka.feedback

Hossein Dehghan

The missile test on Sunday was successful ... the test was not a violation of a nuclear deal with world powers or any U.N. resolution.feedback

Arif Husain - World Food Programme

This time around we are hoping that ... we will be in a position to respond better and more quickly.feedback

Shukri Ahmed - United Nations

We really need to move now before we see the catastrophe of 2011 (repeated).feedback

Justin Brady - U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

We have a very good chance to avert a famine in Somalia if the resources are there. What we spend now is going to be a minor amount of money compared to (what we would need) if we allow the situation to get further out of hand.feedback

Riad Hijab

Selecting the Syrian opposition delegation is not de Mistura's business.feedback

James Zhan - United Nations

The challenge is that those who are holding large earnings overseas may not be those companies that are in the business of infrastructure or those areas (requiring investment), and besides, the interest rate in the U.S. has been low, so liquidity or capital shortage hasn't been a problem.feedback

Mukhisa Kituyi - United Nations

FDI recovery continues along a bumpy road. Significant uncertainties about the shape of future economic policy developments could hamper FDI in the short-term.feedback

Michael Flynn

As of today we are officially putting Iran on notice. The Obama Administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran's malign actions–including weapons transfers, support for terrorism, and other violations of international norms. The Trump Administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk. President Trump has severely criticized the various agreements reached between Iran and the Obama Administration, as well as the United Nations – as being weak and ineffective.feedback

Hossein Dehghan

The recent test was in line with our plans and we will not allow foreigners to interfere in our defence affairs. The test did not violate the nuclear deal or the (U.N.) resolution 2231.feedback

Myron Ebell

The U.S. will clearly change its course on climate policy. Trump has made it clear he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. He could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package. Whether the U.N. secretariat wants the U.S. to continue to have a seat at the table is up to them. I don't think Trump cares about that. The people who elected him would prefer not to have a seat at the table. Given the way the campaign went, I think you will see very quick executive action to expedite LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals and pipelines.feedback

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question. These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past. There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.feedback

Nils Melzer

Any tolerance, complacence or acquiescence with such practice, however exceptional and well-argued, will inevitably lead down a slippery slope towards complete arbitrariness and brute force. I urgently appeal to President Trump to carefully consider not only US legal obligations and tradition, but also the consolidated legal and moral views of the entire international community before allowing the re-introduction of methods or interrogation that are more closely associated with barbarism than with civilization.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

He is new to politics. He has been in a different world. It's a totally new environment to him. They have forgotten that the Berlin Wall collapsed many years ago. Even if there are walls between nations, they must be removed. There will be no negotiations on the nuclear deal. The deal has been finalized and it was approved in the U.N. Security Council.feedback

Nikki Haley

Our goal, with the administration, is to show value at the U.N.. And the way that we'll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies have our back as well. For those that don't have our back, we're taking names. We will make points to respond to that accordingly. We talked to the staff yesterday, and you are gonna see a change in the way we do business. It's no longer about working harder. It's about working smarter. And we have a fantastic team at the U.S. U.N. that's ready to prove that.feedback