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Today, we understand, even better than our founders did, that the empowerment of women is a fundamental condition if we are to make progress towards the goals for which the United Nations was created.

-- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

When girls are educated and healthy, and can avoid early marriage, unwanted pregnancy and HIV, they can contribute fully to society.

– UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, International Women's Day 2011.

In a world of seven billion, every person should enjoy human rights and human dignity, and have the opportunity to make the most of his or her potential.

– Babatunde Osotimehin