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Tuesday 10 October 2017

The path to prosperity in protracted crises

Fourteen year-old Adama* from North-East Nigeria always remembers what her father told her about going to school. “Education is the only thing that cannot be taken from you, no matter how hard people might try. With education, we can travel to anywhere in the world and people will respect us.” Her father, a head teacher, was tragically murdered by insurgents during an attack on her village in Borno State. But his words lived on inside Adama. When she was uprooted following the attack, she came across a pre-school where, thanks to Save the Children, she was able to enroll for free and restart her education.

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Friday 7 July 2017

The G20 and the inequality crisis

Almost a decade ago, facing a near-collapse of the financial system and the risk of a depression, the world needed a new form of leadership to navigate and restore confidence in the global economy. That’s why, in 2009, at his first global summit as US president, Barack Obama joined then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to spearhead the G20’s upgrade, making it the world’s preeminent economic forum.

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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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