Monthly Archives: July 2013

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

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

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Remarks to General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth

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

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

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

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Remarks to Vienna Community “Empowering People in a Changing World”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Vienna (Austria), 16 February 2012 It is a great honour for me to be amongst such an influential and informed audience today. Vielen Dank für diese Ehre. Es ist wunderbar, wieder in Wien zu sein. There are many words to describe this very beautiful city of Vienna – historic, glorious, dazzling, dynamic. All

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Remarks at Olympic youth development centre

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

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Keynote address to the Global Colloquium of University Presidents at Columbia University [as prepared for delivery]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York (USA), 02 April 2012 Every year, this Global Colloquium addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our world. I have been honoured to join you a number of times so I know how dynamic this forum is – and how much you can achieve. Thank you for having me back.

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Remarks to the Global Classrooms Model UN Meeting “Youth of the World: Make Some Noise!”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 17 May 2012 I am a person who likes to go for broke. Unfortunately, I broke my hand last weekend playing soccer. But nothing could stop me from being here today. I’ve been looking forward to meeting with all of you. I wanted to do something different so I took to

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