We live in a world of 24-hour news cycles. A world where misinformation has overtaken information. A world where sensationalist, and often irrelevant, news stories dominate headlines. And a world where the relentless influx of information too often overshadows storytelling and analytical thought. -- Neven Mimica, Lorenzo Natali Prize - European Development Days, 19 June 2019.
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2019-06-30
This is why we need journalists like you. Journalists who report on facts, on things that matter, who raise awareness and inform on issues that are more than just headline-grabbing news. The entries to this year’s Lorenzo Natali Prize not only open our eyes to unseen truths. They give a voice to those forgotten about and left behind. And they tell stories. Remarkable stories of hope and perseverance. Stories that demand that we stand up – collectively and individually – to fight all forms of poverty and inequalities. We have all seen the latest facts and figures on inequalities (…) You tell these people’s stories. You put their plight on the public’s radar. You move our hearts and minds, setting something in motion. This is where change starts. -- Neven Mimica, Lorenzo Natali Prize - European Development Days, 19 June 2019.
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2019-06-30
As political leaders, we can fight to give women a voice. As husbands, we can make sure that equality starts at home. As fathers, we can teach our little boys to respect their fellow girl fiends. As men, we can spread the word that women’s empowerment is also our business and that we will stand for it. As human beings, we can decide that gender is not what defines us. We can decide that what unites us is our common humanity. -- Neven Mimican African Union Summit: "Women in Power", Nouakchott, 30 June 2018
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-09-01
It means that by the time I’ve finished this short speech, somewhere in the world another five women will have lost their lives through complications in pregnancy or childbirth. And twenty more will suffer lifelong pain or disability. -- Neven Mimica, No health without rights – women and girls decide, 5 June 2018
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-06-24
It’s not “just a woman’s problem” – it’s an insult to all humanity. -- Neven Mimica, No health without rights – women and girls decide, 5 June 2018
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-06-24
As the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation estimated, every dollar spent can save up to six dollars which can then be used for housing, sanitation and other services. So how can we afford not to? -- Neven Mimica, No health without rights – women and girls decide, 5 June 2018
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-06-24
When my grand-daughter looks back on this moment in history, I want to be able to say that we didn't just despair. But that we answered the call to action. And took concrete steps to help banish gender-based violence to the history books (…). For my grand-daughter and for yours, for those who had the courage to speak out, and those who still suffer in silence – thank you for being here today, and for helping to ensure that we leave no one behind. -- Neven Mimica, Leaving no one behind: ending violence against ALL women and girls, 12 March 2018
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-03-22
We simply cannot understate the value of (peace) in today's world. The value of sustainable peace, built in partnership, through dialogue, respect, and mutual understanding. Last year, the estimated economic costs of violence were over 14 trillion dollars – or almost 2,000 dollars for every person on the planet. -- Neven Mimica, The security-development nexus: a pillar of sustainable peace, 10 January 2018.
Neven Mimica
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-01-26