Child abuse is the most preventable youth sport injury. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse should not be the price children have to pay to play competitive sports. The status quo should and must be changed.
This agenda is designed to be 'a plan of action of the people for the people' and will be the leading global development policy of the next 15 years.
I'd like to celebrate girls as they reach for their greatest ambitions. But let's keep in mind the 62 million girls who aren't in school, and let's all do what we can do to become part of the solution. Change starts when each of us makes a commitment to creating better circumstances for our global community.
Attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in New York is an amazing opportunity that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have been honoured to accept for the fourth year in a row.
This type of approach, where the private sector is leading change, has to increase. We must recognize the private sector's ability to be impactful considering their immense resources and extensive ecosystem.
The pre-amble of the draft agreement recognizes the relationship among climate change, poverty eradication, and sustainable development and takes into account the vulnerabilities and needs of the least-developed countries.
If the world's citizens take the SDGs seriously, down to the detail and commitment, they become a powerful tool with which to hold governments to account.
Sometimes I think we're living in some scary, cracked mirror world because it feels as if we're spinning out-of control. Odd, surreal and violent events are taking place every day. At times I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming.
Ultimately, there is a mismatch between the global agenda and what's needed on the ground. As Johnny Cash intimated, we're often not doing what people really want us to do, or what they really need.
I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.
The United Nations recently did something that's incredibly important for our children - and for all of us. For the first time, the UN approved new global goals that include targets for reducing deaths and injuries on our roads.
Whilst this topic might not be on the official agenda of the General Assembly, you only need to look at social media to see where the real support lies for the next world's top diplomat to be a woman.
As the refugee influx continues unabated, it is gratifying to see that our humanity is finally showing signs of life. Our leaders are at last heeding what their voters are telling them and starting to question the pandering to anti-immigration voices.
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Spending the past months reading op-eds, attending UN panel sessions, and engaging in conversations, a reoccurring theme whether in news print or verbalized, had left me unsettled. The new found debate on a country's morality in regards to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Women around the globe need to be made aware of all the narratives. The reason is simple. We are all interconnected. Women must recognize their commonalities as they search for solutions. Every story is valid. They all need to be heard -- individually and in unison.