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Michelle Bachelet quotes
What's important here is that we're talking about 400,000 people who have left poverty.
I am aware of the economic responsibilities of the state, and even more so in a time of reform…Long-term strategies require healthy public finances, because populism is the opposition of serious change.
We know that nothing can make up for what you suffered during this natural disaster, but we want the people to know that the government will not leave them alone and we are going to provide them with the necessary support so that they can go back to their normal lives.
We're going to have go on the ground to see what the damages are and see where help is needed.
September 11 is synonymous with pain and loss for our entire society. It is the date that reminds us of the terrible divisions among our people. It reminds us of what we don't want ever again.
We are making all possible resources available to confront this tragedy – firstly by relocating and supporting affected families – and in a second phase, with reconstruction.
One of the most important things is having an education minister. Firstly the person has to be excited about the education reforms we want to carry out which I think clearly respond to the desires and dreams the students have and have had all these years.
Gentlemen, I am here, it is I who will call you, you, you…there's no room for you at the podium. This success is mine.
I am proud to be your president-elect today. I am proud of the country we've built but I am even more proud of the country we will build together.
The victory in this round isn't personal, it's a collective dream that triumphs – it's your voices that we heard throughout Chile during these months that have won. It's the voice of the people who have marched in the streets for years making their demands with courage and who have set ambitions and a path for out country.
We made a big effort considering the number of candidates and the challenge of voting not being compulsory for the first time. We were so close. We won tonight and we are going to work hard to get a big victory in December.
This will ensure quality that is free [taxpayer-funded] and not for profit, that is inclusive, on the principle that education is a social right and not a commodity.
Oh completely! First of all, political participation by women is the biggest gap in all the goals on women's rights. It is not only 'We need to have women!' It is that we have to have women because women give an added value. Because when economists and businessmen are thinking how to recover the economy, one of the main issues that comes out is diversity, new ideas, creativity. If you bring women and men together, bring people from different regions of the world together, you get a better outcome.
I believe it, but there is also clear evidence on that. For example, I believe women are peace builders and peacemakers and I have seen in many international situations that women can bring rationality and peace to some discussions. In many places in the world where, unfortunately, women are seen as second or third class citizens, to see women in power – with guns, as powerful entrepreneurs, as political leaders, as presidents of republics and so on – gives a sense of strength, support and hope for women.
No, no, no. One thing is that we have done better, but it is not enough. We need much more money! Think that of the seven billion people that are living on the earth, 3.5 billion of them are women and 70 percent live in poverty.
They do so much unpaid care work – that means they go water fetching, firewood collecting – that if we could provide those women with the energy needed to do even the most normal household activities like cooking, heating, lighting the home, it would save them so much time in doing it. It would permit them to be better educated or involved in a productive activity.
Well, the United States supports us with some money, but it is not our biggest donor. Australia is a very important donor and Japan and Korea.
We wanted 300 million dollars for this year. We have already raised 235, so we need to continue fund raising. But we need much more money because we set the 300 million target because we knew that the economic situation is difficult. Because our biggest donors until now have been mainly European countries like Spain and, of course, they are in a situation where they have to make a lot of adjustments. Nordic countries have always been fantastic partners and they continue to be.
Yes, I know, but we need to work with them and demonstrate how important it is for religion to help people's lives. So we need to do things to help people's lives. For example: there are 260 million girls and women today that want access to contraceptives. They do not have access. I can assure you that if we could provide those women with contraceptives – family planning, alternatives, whatever contraceptives – we would dramatically lessen maternal mortality.
Everything possible has been done to get services such as police, firemen and armed forces to the region as fast as possible and where they're needed.
I want to call to the people's conscience, we must all work together, looting and crime is not acceptable.
The crisis cannot be combated by pushing the people and the workers aside. It should be fought by putting the people first.
As a bloc, we will put pressure on the EU over its new immigration policy. To do this, we must pull together as a group, in terms of our own social and economic integration, for the benefit of our own people.