The decisions we make here will ultimately define whether we choose a path of hope, or a path of surrender... We have the tools, we have the science, we have the resources. Let us show we also have the political will that people demand from us.
Connecting all the world’s people by 2030 must be our shared priority, not only for sustainable development, but for gender equality. We must do better, especially for young girls in developing countries.
I urge leaders everywhere to listen to the real problems of real people... With solidarity and smart policies, leaders can show they 'get it' – and point the way to a more just world.
We know the great task before us. We need all hands on deck. We need to move together, leaving no one behind. Let us seize the momentum from this [SDG] Summit … to move faster and farther to reach our destination for people and planet.