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  1. We live in a male-dominated society where discrimination against women and girls makes them vulnerable to violence. Gender equality is fundamental to preventing and ending gender-based violence.

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  2. Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic and a mark of shame on all our societies. It must end now and we all have a role to play.

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  3. It is unacceptable and shameful that anyone should be a target simply because of who they are. We must build trust and to ensure sustainable peace for all. My remarks to the Alliance of Civilizations Forum:

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  4. In an era of technological miracles, we can and must meet people’s basic needs. More than half the global population lacks proper toilets and sanitation. Clean, hygienic facilities are essential to people’s dignity, and to public health.

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  5. People are rightly questioning a world where a handful of people (mostly men) hold the same wealth as half of humanity. To rebuild trust at all levels, globalization must be fair and deliver for all.

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  6. There is no alternative to the . To realistically address climate change, next month’s must be a success.

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  7. This Friday’s trial judgment in Cambodia shows that perpetrators of the most heinous crimes can be held accountable even after decades. My thoughts are with the victims of genocide and crimes against humanity for which the accused have been found guilty.

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  8. The conflict in Yemen is pushing millions to the brink of famine. We must act now to end this terrible suffering and avoid the world’s worst humanitarian crisis from getting even worse. Yemenis cannot wait.

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  9. Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment. I welcome this week's meetings on , a top priority for the UN.

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  10. Tolerance is vital – but it is not enough. On this International Day, let us also spread a message of understanding, respect, solidarity and love.

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  11. I condemn the killing of UN Peacekeepers who were protecting people from armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Peacekeepers risk their lives every day to make our world more secure. We honour their service & sacrifice.

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  12. Ignorance of philosophy leads to bad politics.

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  13. Only 35% of students enrolled in higher education courses for science, technology, engineering and mathematics are women. Stereotypes that prevent women from joining and staying in STEM fields hold us all back.

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  14. Despite advances, national parliaments are still heavily male-dominated. Only a quarter of the world’s parliamentarians are women. Gender equality and women's participation at all levels are essential to creating a better world for all.

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  15. Internet access often means improved access to education, opportunities & jobs. The is working with some of the world’s least developed countries to narrow the digital divide and achieve universal, affordable internet access.

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  16. Faith is too often used to divide us. But has courageously demonstrated that it can bridge differences, create unity, and contribute to peace and stability. I congratulate him on receiving the .

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  17. Far more finance is needed to get clean energy to those who can’t access it, and end the millions of deaths caused annually from cooking with traditional fuels. It’s time to take and achieve the . New report: :

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  18. I want the to be a platform where people & governments, companies & institutions can come together to discuss ways to harness the benefits of new technologies for all and minimize the risks. My message to the Internet Governance Forum

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  19. Education, science and culture are some of our strongest tools to build the future we want for people & planet. and her team at are contributing to this effort.

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  20. Face à la multiplication des conflits, au défi climatique, aux inégalités et à la confrontation commerciale, nous avons besoin d’un système multilatéral réformé, fort et en mouvement. Mon allocution au :

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