The true measure of success for the U.N. is not how much we promise, but how much we deliver for those who need us most.
Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone's responsibility.
I have run with the Olympic Torch during the 2012 summer games in London and the 2014 winter games in Sochi.
We have international standards regulating everything from t-shirts to toys to tomatoes. There are international regulations for furniture. That means there are common standards for the global trade in armchairs but not the global trade in arms.
When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food. If this happens during the first thousand days of a child's life, the damage to his or her body and mind can be permanent.
I grew up in war and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led me to pursue a career in public service. As Secretary-General, I am determined to see this organization deliver tangible, meaningful results that advance peace, development and human rights.