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Saturday 24 June 2017

Speech to Uganda Solidarity Summit

Uganda, your story of development, and progress, is extraordinary. Yet we know that it is placed at real risk by the conflict, and uncertainty, that lies just beyond your borders. You could have chosen to turn away from it. Put up walls to the problems of others. But no, Uganda has had the courage to step up.

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Monday 12 June 2017

Speech at Melbourne University

I am delighted to be here at Melbourne University. And to be here in Australia. It is my first ever visit.

I have enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. And I am looking forward to seeing much more over the next week. Including visiting some of the extraordinary work that Save the Children is doing with Indigenous communities in regional South Australia.

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Monday 12 June 2017

Speech at DIHAD Summit, Dubai

It is a privilege to be here today.

Dubai truly is an international humanitarian city.

Not just because of the amazing system you have built here, to get aid fast to those who need it most.

But also because of your leading role in supporting new ideas and new partnerships. This is how we make humanitarian and development work the best it can be, for the people counting on us.

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Tuesday 4 April 2017

Australia must not be selfish in this time of global unrest

In the same week as I visit Australia, dozens of the country's top diplomats have flown home to help Foreign Minister Julie Bishop shape the international policy agenda through a new Foreign Policy White Paper. Doubtless many came bearing accounts of an uncertain and troubled world.

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Tuesday 24 January 2017

The power of education

Speech given by Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the Education World Forum on 23 January 2017.

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