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But you are absolutely right that when the international community decides to help in a meaningful manner a country like Afghanistan, then coordination between the various actors that are involved in these processes is very, very difficult indeed. Lakhdar Brahimi#Absolutely 433
Lakhdar Brahimi#Absolutely 433
There is also a natural and very, very strong empathy with the underdog, with people who have suffered, people who have been pushed around by foreigners in particular, but also by their own people. Lakhdar Brahimi#Empathy 78
Lakhdar Brahimi#Empathy 78
A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere; therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit. Lakhdar Brahimi#Food 66
Lakhdar Brahimi#Food 66
It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together. Lakhdar Brahimi#Afghans 64
Lakhdar Brahimi#Afghans 64
To leave Afghanistan as a playground for terrorists and adventurers was simply not possible anymore. Lakhdar Brahimi#Adventurers 61
Lakhdar Brahimi#Adventurers 61
There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them. Lakhdar Brahimi#Afghan 58
Lakhdar Brahimi#Afghan 58
The mandate you go with is intimidating and also is a source of respect that you gain, because you have come with this mandate from the United Nations. Lakhdar Brahimi#Come 52
Lakhdar Brahimi#Come 52
There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world. Lakhdar Brahimi#Commonly 52
Lakhdar Brahimi#Commonly 52
Probably I understand very much the people who rise against injustice. Lakhdar Brahimi#Against 49
Lakhdar Brahimi#Against 49
In the globalized world that is ours, maybe we are moving towards a global village, but that global village brings in a lot of different people, a lot of different ideas, lots of different backgrounds, lots of different aspirations. Lakhdar Brahimi#Aspirations 48
Lakhdar Brahimi#Aspirations 48
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