“This is the first time I have spoken in this chamber. I wish I could say I'm proud to be here but I am not. I am ashamed as a supporter of the United Nations that states are failing to prevent or even punish genocide because they find that their own interests get in the way.”
At the end of her eight-minute address, Clooney turned to Murad and apologised on behalf of world leaders for not doing more to help women like her. "I am sorry we have failed you," she said.