Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
When economic conditions are difficult, people tend to be less generous and protect themselves; the question of solidarity doesn't mean much to them at that time.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.
In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans.
If we can come up with innovations and train young people to take on new jobs, and if we can switch to clean energy, I think we have the capacity to build this world not dependent on fossil-fuel. I think it will happen, and it won't destroy economy.
The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
On climate change, we often don't fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
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