Folly talking about inequality and how that leads to mass migration from Africa and the Middle East to Europe. Also talking about how climate change affects the most vulnerable people in the world.
Guterres saying there is no question there is a difference of opinion about conflict resolution, but that this is what a UN Secretary General has to do, to bring these people together an make people understand that there is a win-win situation where prevention takes priority. -- that got an applause from the crowd here.
Jeremic: "I think far greater resources need to be devoted to conflict prevention ..." I think the essential element for the future of these operations, the UN needs to evolve, we need to create a new generation of stabilization.
Question from David Stantion, Irish Minister of Equality: Do you agree that increased resources should be added to the peace-building architecture & conflict prevention?
Pusic says more countries need to be involved in the ICC, countries should not be looking to leave the ICC. She says the system is not perfect, but it is better than not having the system at all.
Gherman on ICC: "There is no peace without justice and there is not justice without peace."
Malcorra on the ICC: "It is clear that the minute a country or a region believes to be targeted by justice, justice is not working." She calls for engaging the African countries to see what changes could be made. "I think Africa has to engage more, not to disengage."
Jeremic: "I am acutely aware of the sensitivities Africans have on this, and we need to engage more."
Sidiki Kaba, the Minister of Justice from Senegal asking a question: International justice is seen by many as discriminatory against Africans. What actions are you willing to take as Sec General to bring about universal justice? (Talking about perceived bias against Africa in the ICC?)
Pusic on South Sudan: "You need not only soldiers on the ground, but activists and politicians to be active on the ground."
Malcorra on South Sudan: "What we see there is a total lack of leadership to take the nation forward." My sense the Security Council needs to find alternatives to what is happening on the ground today, but at the end of the day, it is up to the leadership in South Sudan.
Jeremic says he's heard too many UN speeches, now is the time for action. "In order to be able to inspire humanity ... they need to make it more transparent & accessible."
James Bays question: "How will you communicate the message of the UN?" And how will you use new media?
Folly paraphrased that question as: "Will you be a Secretary or a General" -- that got a laugh from the crowd seated here in the General Assembly hall.
First question from Katalin Bogyay, Hungarian Ambassador: What do you think the UN and the world need today as a leader? And if elected, how will you translate what people hear in the UN to the outside world?
Natalia Gherman she says she believes in the commitment of humanity for collective action, and that the UN is the only organization which we can use to deliver on this commitment. "We should all strive for finding unity, and we need this unity if we are to stop wars and conflicts, tackle international terrorism, work on international development ..."
Susana Malcorra says the UN requires a Secretary General that needs to listen to the people, that is inclusive and courageous. 'I am here for that United Nations that we all need and we all want."
The Candidates are on stage and ready for the debate that starts in 9 minutes!
The second panel will consist of: Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO; Igor Luksic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for Montenegro; Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; Danilo Turk, former President of Slovenia; and Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Joining us tonight will be 10 of the 12 candidates to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations.
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