It's significant that the exchange of diverse opinions among religious leaders regarding peace and development occurred in the final session, after several issues had been considered from various angles by distinguished political leaders. [...] In my opinion, it's impossible to discover the best answer to the issues that are relevant to peace and development without considering the issue of the inner being.

Every generation has its challenges. These may not be the same as those of former generations, though some have a tendency to turn up again every few years. In Germany, where I come from, the global situation has come down rather vehemently on political and civil authorities, in the last months, exhibiting in particular the faces of hundreds of thousands of refugees.

On July 27 I launched at the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) my diplomatic outline for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The outline was launched with the Israeli opposition leader, Member of Knesset Isaac Herzog, and more than 25 members of the Knesset, along with over 450 participants from across the nation.

The cry of "Never Again" has failed in Bosnia, as you all know. Once again an intolerable affront to the human conscience has occurred: genocide. I have lived it. And I have survived it in order to testify before you today that the law is not in the books; the law is in the heart, and the heart is in the soul, and the soul is in the trust, and the trust is in God...

Many challenges are facing Europe at this very moment. First of all, we have to look at the continent as a whole, including Russia and the former Soviet republics, the Balkans and the southern Mediterranean area.

South Asia has experienced a long period of robust economic growth and is also regarded as one of the fastest-growing economies. It has been forecast to have a steady economic growth of 7.5 percent in 2016 and 2017. However, this region is home to 40 percent of the world’s poor (people who live under $1.25 a day), more than 200 million live in slums and half a billion go without electricity. 

First of all, I would like to congratulate Dr. Gupta for winning history's first and very significant Sunhak Peace Prize (Korean Nobel Peace Prize). As I have the task to comment on Dr. Gupta’s paper, I will focus on that. I am feeling especially proud of him since I come from Nepal, one of India’s closest neighbors—both geographically, historically and culturally. As the whole world celebrates Dr. Gupta’s accomplishments, we in South Asia are also honored. 

In today’s world the distribution of power is changing in a basic way. The center of global gravity is indeed moving away from the Atlantic—where it has been for the last 150 years—and tilting toward the Pacific.

Let me humbly and briefly mention my efforts in the last five decades, looking at how fish farming or aquaculture—through making science relevant to the needs of the farming community in developing countries, including war-torn countries, such as Laos, and least developed countries, such as Bangladesh—can bring changes to the lives and livelihoods of the rural poor by providing adequate food and nutrition security. 

I feel privileged to talk to you on women, the family and peace based on the intensive consultations and numerous meetings with member states, regional partners, civil society and women’s groups that the UN High Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations has held on four continents.

His Holiness Pope Francis, US President Barack Obama among other world leaders, have joined the ever-increasing voices advocating against climate change. Yes, there is acknowledgement, and yes, there is commitment at the global level to address this issue. What is now required is action—action that will guarantee that the future of our global community and our planet Earth will be secured; action that guarantees that no one will be left behind and, most importantly, urgent action to address the security and existential challenges from climate change for the most vulnerable peoples in frontline states.