“The people of our United Nations are not as different as they are told. They can be made to fear, they can be taught to hate, but they also respond to hope.

History is littered with the failure of false prophets and fallen empires who insisted that might makes right, and that will continue to be the case. You can count on that.

But we are called upon to offer a different leadership – leadership strong enough to recognize that nations share common interests and people share a common humanity.”