New York

26 September 2015

Secretary-General’s remarks at the Global Citizens Concert

Hello Central Park!
Hello global citizens!
In your faces, I see a world of possibility.
You will be the first generation that ends global poverty.
You must be the generation to tackle climate change before it is too late.
And I am proud that you are committed to be the most determined generation to fight injustice.
Tonight, I ask for two actions: 
First, the global goals for sustainable development are a promise from your leaders.
Hold them to it.
Demand that they deliver.
Second, tell everyone.
Share what you have learned today.
The United Nations needs you.
Don’t stand by.  Don’t stand back. 
Stand up. 
Stand up for justice.  Stand up for dignity.  Stand up for a better world.
Take your passion and compassion – and let’s make the global goals a global reality.
Thank you.