The UN General Assembly Hall emptied out pretty quickly after the debate.
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This was the first televised debate between candidates for the post of United Nations Secretary General in the 70-year history of the organization.
The second panel tackeled questions from Syria, to sexual abuse by peacekeepers, cholera in Haiti, and gender inequality.
Danilo Turk: Let us not forget the UN is an organization of people. We have to be not only humble, but also proud that this organization is able to bring these people together.
Igor Luksic final thoughts: The UN has to build back up, I would like to engage with young people.
Irina Bokova final remarks: If I am selected for this post I will be a big fighter for tolerance, peace, to overcome divisions. I think the United Nations in order to prevent. And her history at UNESCO would be a good background.
Figueres: Says even is she doesn't win the job, she will not give up the fight, she'll continue to work on climate change.
Bokova on making the UN more efficient:"I do believe that a review of the administartion is necessary."
Luksic: It is necessary to look and try and identify inefficiencies. The UN should be leading the effort in new opportunities and new technologies.
Question: Do you think the UN Secretariat is too large?
Figueres: Says it is unacceptable that it takes 18 months to hire anyone here at the UN, and that is especially egregious when talking about people who fill jobs that deal with peace and security.
Turk on combating corruption within the UN: "Inspections are critical but they will not do, they have to be combined with other methods."
Folly Bah Thibault bringing up the next question: "How would you address institutional corruption?"
Bokova on getting funding: She says in terms of supporting the officer of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, she would fight for bigger funding.
Question from Cristian Barros, Chilean Ambassador to the UN: Talking about funding.
Clark on cholera & Haiti: "What I know is that people have died, children are orphaned .. has the international response to that situation? No. Cholera is still in Haiti."
Figueres: "The United Nations is called upon to make sure that disease is eradicated."
James Bays talking about the cholera epidemic in Haiti and how UN Peacekeepers brought it to Haiti. The crowd here in the hall clapped for Christina Figueres who raised her hand.
Folly Bah Thibault asking question about gender discrimination.
Clark on refugees: "People don't flee their home for no reason."
James Bays adding to the question by asking about the response in many countries to these migrants, the racism they face.
Figueres on refugees: Says forced migration is a peace and security issue and human rights of those forced to flee their homes must be upheld.
Bokova: Says regionalism and fragmentation of the system makes this difficult and must be overcome in order to get sustainable development to work better.
Turk: "I think this has been a problem for the UN."
James Bays asking about how the UN itself has responded?
Luksic says there can be nothing more shameful than Peacekeepers who abuse. He says they should be removed immediately and that there needs to be punishment.
James Bays asking about UN Peacekeeping and how Peacekeepers have been under a lot of pressure.
Clark: "The blue helmet reputation is a very precious reputation and it has been tarnished by what has happened."
Question from Jorn Oliver Eiermann, from the Liechtenstein Mission to the UN. What action needs to be put in place to stop sexual abuse.
Luksic on Syria: "We need more interaction, that's the only way we an go. We finally need to stop drawing lessons from problems, from crises, we can't let them go on forever ... people are growing disillusioned and the UN will lose influence and people will lose interest in the UN."
Turk on Syria: "The UN has lost a lot of crediblity." He also says to gain back that crediblity, the UN must deal with the humanitarian issue, and the new Secretary Gneral must work with hard with partners to solve the issue.
Folly Bah Thibault asking a question about Syria.
Bokova answering on Israel/Palestine: "What I see this last years is lack of trust. Lack of a political process, lack of trust ... and I think one of the first responsibilities of a Secretary General is to rebuild trust."
Figueres: "Ultimately peace is the common interest of all, it is the common interest of all member states in the General Assembly and it is the common interest of all..."
James Bays talking about Syria right now: 5 and a half years of war, we have a process which is the Geneva talks ... how do you navigate this issue?