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The pace of change we have seen over the decades is di­rectly cor­re­lated to the in­vest­ment we have made. Where we made good in­vest­ment in women and girls, the re­turn is high and life chang­ing. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Un­der­Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral and UN Women Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor at the open­ing of the 60th ses­sion of the Com­mis­sion on the Sta­tus of Women on 14 March 2016 At this time of grave in­jus­tices, dev­as­tat­ing wars, mass dis­place­ment, grind­ing poverty and other man-made causes of suf­fer­ing, the In­ter­na­tional Day of Hap­pi­ness is a global chance to as­sert that peace, well-be­ing and joy de­serve pri­macy. Ban Ki-moon, UN sec­re­tary-gen­eral dur­ing this year’s In­ter­na­tional Day of Hap­pi­ness marked on 20 March In this wealthy world of ours, no one should die or have their dig­nity de­stroyed just be­cause of lack of money. Kristalina Ge­orgieva, Euro­pean Com­mis­sioner for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion, Hu­man­i­tar­ian Aid and Cri­sis Re­sponse at Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, ahead of the World Hu­man­i­tar­ian Sum­mit in May 2016

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