Terrorism can never be accepted. We must fight it together with methods that do not compromise our respect for the rule of law and human rights or are used as an excuse for others to do so.
The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability.
In a case like Iraq the UN has again shown what important role it plays as the guarantor for protecting international peace and stability in the global political structure.
One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods – that is goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own such as halting global warming financial stability and peace and security.
The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution built on international law for sustainable peace and development and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community.
We need new partnerships for peace and security.
We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace.
States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies and in decision-making.
Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law democracy security and sustainable economic and environmental development.