31 Jul, 2013

UN Women: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Gender inequality is pervasive, with women lacking access to decent employment and facing gender wage gaps. All around the world women and girls are routinely denied access to education and healthcare; they are under-represented in economic and political decision-making and

26 Jul, 2013

Remarks to General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly, 25 July 2011 Mr. President of the General Assembly, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Distinguished Ministers, Ms. Alek Wek, Mr. Romulo Dantas, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first share my shock about the terror attack in Norway on Friday. I condemn this violence in the strongest possible

26 Jul, 2013

Remarks at high-level meeting on youth side event: “Giving it back, passing it on”: Corporate Engagement and Youth Philanthropy as Pathways to Development

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 27 July 2011 Thank you, Mr. Sean Koh, [Founder and CEO, Koherent Inc.], for your very kind introduction. It is very inspiring, what you have been saying. That is exactly what the United Nations is trying to achieve. Mr. John Kluge, philanthropist and entrepreneur; Ms. Reeta Roy, President and CEO of

26 Jul, 2013

Remarks at Olympic youth development centre

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Lusaka (Zambia), 25 February 2012 Hello, Zambia! Hello, youth of Zambia! You are all champions. I wish I could give you a gold medal. Do you want to hear my dull speech now? [cheers] Okay, let me begin! Last May, in Geneva, I spoke at the second International Forum on Sport, Peace and