"At a time of economic emergency, when several poor countries are slashing critical health and education budgets to avoid a debt crisis, rich countries are considering saddling them with climate debt for a situation they did not cause and are worst affected by."
- Antonio Hill, Oxfam's Senior Policy Advisor
"Over 10 lakh people die every year in India due to the use of tobacco. There is a need to make a stringent implementation of the Prevention of Tobacco act. Particularly, smoking must be banned within 100 metres of schools and colleges."
- Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, former health minister of India
"Human trafficking is not someone else's problem. Involuntary servitude is not something we can ignore or hope doesn't exist in our own communities."
- Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, USA
"Across cultures and continents children will be joining in the anticipation and excitement of this global event, it will be dominating their play time and leisure time at home, in schoolyards and on the streets. But for some 215 million child labourers - most in hazardous work - who labour long and hard instead of learning and playing, the World Cup is a world away."
- Juan Somavia, ILO Director-General
"Industrialised countries are trying to make fraudulent rules to measure their deforestation."
- Julie-Ann Richards of Climate Action Network