You can change friends but not neighbours.
Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism.
The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor.
In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.
The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.