"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth
Every year calamities and conflicts cause vast suffering for millions of people, often the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Together with poverty, these disasters are among the principal causes of food insecurity.
" On this World Population Day, I urge all Governments, businesses and civil society to support and invest in teenage girls. Everyone deserves the benefits of economic growth and social progress. Let us work together to ensure a life of security, dignity and opportunity for all
~Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations ~