As I said at the opening of the [UN] high level event ["Women in power"], I think it is always good to have a man introducing a panel of women. We invert the roles and it is really an honour and a pleasure for me to be here together with my sister [Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director] and with all my sisters here on stage with us today. I think it is a special honour and also a special emotion, for me at least, to be here with six extremely courageous women from Syria and Yemen.
I do not only believe but I know that your views on the future of Syria and Yemen are ones that would allow every single person, every citizen of your countries to call their countries home, and to guarantee that you manage to build societies and institutions that are representative for all, regardless of ideas and backgrounds. You can always count on us to fight with you for guaranteeing that you have the space for your voice to be heard.