120 quotes found by Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
change  women  health  # 213695
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Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
future  social  justice  # 213696
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To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.
success  Full  Ability  # 213697
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Terrorism is a significant threat to peace and security, prosperity and people.
peace  security  Terrorism  # 213698
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Schools connect children to their communities. Jobs connect adults to their societies. Persons with autism deserve to walk the same path.
Walk  Path  Jobs  # 213699
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Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.
change  best  chance  # 213700
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One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community.
family  United  Came  # 213701
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Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike.
Racism  Victim  Forms  # 213702
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The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.
change  future  Cannot  # 213703
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True security is based on people's welfare - on a thriving economy, on strong public health and education programmes, and on fundamental respect for our common humanity. Development, peace, disarmament, reconciliation and justice are not separate from security; they help to underpin it.
education  peace  health  # 213704
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I am disturbed by how states abuse laws on Internet access. I am concerned that surveillance programmes are becoming too aggressive. I understand that national security and criminal activity may justify some exceptional and narrowly-tailored use of surveillance. But that is all the more reason to safeguard human rights and fundamental freedoms.
understand  reason  Use  # 213705
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We need to bring sustainable energy to every corner of the globe with technologies like solar energy mini-grids, solar powered lights, and wind turbines.
energy  Bring  Wind  # 213706
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Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns. Peace agreements that include women are more successful. Parliaments with more women take up a wider range of issues - including health, education, anti-discrimination, and child support.
education  peace  women  # 213707
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Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.
Great  men  women  # 213708
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Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone's responsibility.
men  women  equality  # 213709
Ban Ki-moon
One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things.
work  Great  society  # 213710