“A year on from President Obama’s election, people are already questioning why he has not already solved the world’s problems. But the whole point of Obama’s campaign was that the power and responsibility to change the world is distributed,” Miliband said.

“It is only through working together — citizens, business and government; emerging and existing powers — that we can overcome problems too big for any single leader or any single nation. We all have to play a role. That is the real change we need,” he said…

“The cynics are in full cry. The waters may not have been parted. But a new start has been made and new agendas set. I remain an optimist about this defiantly transformational administration,” Miliband said.