Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The future belongs to you, but it can only belong to you if you participate and take charge
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
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.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
We can love what we are, without hating what, and who, we are not
Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.
We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
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.
Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.
You are never too young to lead and you should never doubt your capacity to triumph where others have not.
Have confidence in the young people, give them a chance, and they will surprise you.
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