Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.
Developed countries and advanced developing countries must open their markets for products from the developing world, and support in developing their export and import capacity.
This is not bad, but the pace of globalisation has surpassed the capacity of the system to adjust to new realities of a more interdependent and integrated world.
Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice, but also of security.
The WTO has one of the most impressive records in global economic governance, by promoting trade liberalisation and economic development.
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.
Human rights are praised more than ever - and violated as much as ever.
Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility is required not only of governments, but of companies and individuals. All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs.
Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society.
Nonetheless, the developing countries must be able to reap the benefits of international trade.
Regional exchange can be a source of growth and development, and of enhancing good governance.
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.
Poverty does not make people terrorists, but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
The developing countries must be able to take a more active part in trade negotiations, through technical assistance and support from the developed countries.
The world is richer than ever, and the gaps between rich and poor are wider.
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