Washington, D.C.

18 April 2015

Remarks at Global Citizen Earth Day concert

Ban Ki-moon

Happy Earth Day, Washington!

What a beautiful crowd!

You’ve heard great music and speeches all day.

Now I want to hear from you.

Will you support our global goal to empower women and girls?

It’s our last chance to slow global warming.

Will you speak up to get every child in school?

Will you raise your voice for people and our planet?

2015 is a time for global action.

It’s our best chance to end global poverty.

There is no Plan B because there is no Planet B.

You have the power. Your generation can make it happen.

Be a global citizen. Take your passion and compassion and build a better, sustainable world.

And, together, let’s make our global goals … a global reality!

Thank you!