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.
In the time it takes you to read this article, at least 45 girls under 15 will marry. That’s one girl every 7 seconds. Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, and while there is much to celebrate, there is still a mountain to climb until we reach a world in which girls will have the same opportunities as boys.
A year ago this week, world leaders adopted an ambitious set of targets to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities by 2030. All of us who supported the global goals pledged to make them famous, and mobilise an unprecedented coalition of government, business and civil society behind their achievement. Never before has a set of UN goals been launched with such fanfare, or been met with such broad support.
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