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A moment to demand real ambition from leaders to achieve the SDGs

Mary Robinson addressed the opening of the ministerial segment of the High Level Political Forum at the UN in New York

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To prevent conflict, states must deliver access to justice

Noting the transformative role played by access to justice in securing peaceful, stable and legitimate states, Mary Robinson calls for innovation, increased financing and improved collaboration to build inclusive, people-centred justice systems that deliver justice for all.

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The UNSC must be bold and assert its collective voice

Ban Ki-moon addresses the UN Security Council in New York, on 12 June 2019. (Photo: UN Photo / Loey Felipe)

Addressing a UN Security Council session on the maintenance of international peace and security, former UN Secretary-General and Elders' Deputy Chair Ban Ki-moon urges Councl Members to cooperate and speak with a strong common voice for UNSC decisions to have a decisive impact.

 

The following is a transcript of his 12 June 2019 speech.

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The UNSC must work together to deliver its mandate

Mary Robinson addresses the UN Security Council in New York, on 12 June 2019. (Photo: UN Photo / Loey Felipe)

Addressing a UN Security Council session on conflict prevention and mediation, Mary Robinson implores Council Members to work together to deliver on its commitments outlined in the UN Charter.

The following is a transcript of her 12 June 2019 speech.

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Industry must commit to halt all future fossil fuel extraction

Mary Robinson attends meeting convened by Pope Francis with oil CEOs for dialogue on energy transition (Vatican Media)

Mary Robinson attended a meeting convened by Pope Francis in the Vatican on 13-14 June on “The Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”, attended by CEOs of leading oil and gas companies, and financial investment funds.

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Securing a just transition to a low carbon economy

Ernesto Zedillo addresses the F20 Forum in Tokyo June 2019

Ernesto Zedillo spoke at the F20 Forum in Tokyo on the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Mary Robinson: honour Kofi Annan's legacy by countering today's rising isolationism

Kofi Annan

Mary Robinson reflects on the life of Kofi Annan, the values that were the driving force behind his sucesses and the legacy that must be defended in the face of rising populism and isolationism. 

This speech was delivered at UNA-UK celebration of the life and legacy of Kofi Annan in London, UK on 3 June 2019.

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Putting gender inclusion at the centre of open government

Mary Robinson

Delivering the closing keynote on gender and inclusion, Mary Robinson calls on women to get involved in political struggles and show solidarity with each other to secure justice and open up the halls of government for our children and grandchildren. This speech was delivered at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Ottawa, Canada on 30 May 2019.

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Investing in a green economy

Addressing investors at an EQT event, Gro Harlem Brundtland challenges the financial sector to think and act sustainably. 

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Civil society is underappreciated as a partner in delivering justice goals

Speaking at the World Justice Forum, Hina Jilani champions civil society actors as filling the gaps in providing access to justice. But warns they need financial support, and recognition from the legal system.
 

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