Question from a Brazilian boy: "The Security Council is comprised of only 5 members who have veto powers .. how can it be more just and egalitarian?"
Figueres says her candidacy isn't a disrespect to those in Eastern Europe who believe it is their time to be Secretary General, but that it is just to show everyone the wide range of options of qualified candidates.
Clark answering question of whether Eastern Europe should get to be the next UN Secretary General. Clark says her "little country is from the South Pacific and has never had a Secretary General either".
Bokova answers the questions saying she would like to be the first from Eastern Europe and the first woman Secretary General. The crowd assembled here laughed.
Question from Boguslaw Winid, Polish Ambassador: Should some positions within the UN be exempted from seeking parity in geography, gender, etc?
Irina Bokova: In her statement, she stresses the soft power of the UN and how that needs to be pushed forward. She also says she'll draw on the experience of her life in order to lead the United Nations.
Igor Luksic: says he'll draw on his country's ability to come out of 20 yrs of conflict to move the UN forward, to get the body to move forward.
We are getting ready for the second panel to come on. Remember this time we'll have: Irina Bokova; Igor Luksic; Christiana Figueres; Danilo Turk and Helen Clark.
Jeremic in his final statement: I do believe in humans resilience and I do believe in the UN. If you want more of the same old faces, I am not your candidate.
Malcorra's final statement is on how the UN needs to inspire. She says they need a leader who will inspire.
Guterres shares his final words on refugees and how difficult it is to see people needing help and not being able to do much.
Folly: Is it time for a woman to become Secretary General?
Malcorra on the Security Council, she says it will be the UN General Assembly that will find a solution to reforming the Security Council.
Jeremic on reform to the Security Council: "I do believe that there is a need for change in many parts of the UN." "I will consider it a failure if my successor is elected by the same Security Council that elects me at the end of this year." -- this last line got a laugh from many in the crowd.
Guterres on reform of the Security Council: Says Kofi Annan was right, no reform to the UN would be complete without reform to the Security Council. "Reform of the Security Council is only possible if the membership wants that reform and there is a consensus for that reform." He says the Secretary General cannot unilaterally reform the UNSC.
Gherman: "To deliver on the values and principles reflected in the charter of the UN. This organization has proved itself to be a very adaptable body."
Question from Koro Bessho, the Japanese Ambassador to the UN: How would you, or could you, take initiative to push reform of the UN Security Council?
Malcorra saying the UNSG is the Secretary General of an organization of 197 countries, not like some think, the Secretary General of the world, ... she says the pressure has to be there, the UNSG has a role in putting that pressure, but countries should have
Pusic: "I would rather go and talk to leaders and scientists, but also make sure this is seen on film, documentaries, data, that this is something people can see."
Pusic: "I believe you need public opinion as a very close ally. I took climate change really, really seriously from the first time I saw the movie "The Uncomfortable Truth." "I was also really moved by discussions I had with people from smaller islands ... its an immediate effect, it is like nuclear weapons on some level, because it is raising the level of the sea where they live." She says public opinion is key, making people see what the effects are.