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.
More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
The problem is this. The spread of markets outpaces the ability of societies and their political systems to adjust to them, let alone to guide the course they take
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
The people of Serbia want to have a say in the decisions affecting them. And I hope that this choice and their voice will be heard.
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 have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.
Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation.
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.
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.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
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.
Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility.
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.
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Justice has taken its course and the authority and legitimacy of the legal process must be respected.
Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.