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“Ours can be the first generation to end poverty – and the last generation to address climate change before it is too late.” Ban-Ki Moon, UN Secretary-General 2007-2016

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Over-full refugee boat

Deadly Journey 16.06.2016

In 2016 deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean hit all-time high, says UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

“I urge you to celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of refugees past and present.” - Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General

"There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself." – Pope Francis, Encyclical on the Environment and Human Ecology

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"As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest." - Nelson Mandela

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DW Global Society

We put people first. We lend a voice and a face to issues of our time: Human rights, migration, sustainable development.

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"We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet." - Stephen Hawking