I am pleased to join people across the world in marking #GivingTuesday

Whether education, HIV, girls empowerment or human rights– all these issues are part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

 At a time of massive humanitarian need, today is a time to show our solidarity with the most vulnerable members of the human family.

And at a time of growing divisiveness, today we reaffirm our common humanity.

I thank the businesses, NGOs, religious groups, schools and citizens that are working together to support people caught up in poverty or armed conflict. Such steps are needed urgently to ease suffering today.  They also contribute to our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a future of peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet.

Advance the Sustainable Development Goals by giving back on #GivingTuesday. When we give, everyone gains.