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I was on the road early this morning to give the Keynote opening address at the National Conference of Business and Professional Women Australia - the title of my address is "Hope, Aspiration and Opportunity". Hope that we can achieve equity for women around the world, aspiration in the sense that comes from hope to build careers and success and opportunity in terms of seizing it. As ex- Officio Director of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact i can't wait to put the message out there - that across the world we must do more for girls and women who still face oppression, domestic violence, lack of access to opportunity and the basic fundamental right of being equal amongst us all.

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  • 1. Business and Professional Women Australia, National Conference Hope, Aspiration and Opportunity Ettalong, NSW Australia November 17th 2013Matthew Tukaki, Chairman of the Sustain Group Director of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

2. About the United Nations Global CompactThe worlds largest corporate citizenship movement More than 7,500 business signatories around the world Focussed on business and human rights, anticorruption, 3. The key facts The hard hitting reality of the facts when it comes to girls 4. Globally, 66 million girls are out of school 80% of all human trafficking victims are girls There are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school 75% of AIDS cases in sub-Saharan Africathe region hardest hit by the diseaseare women and girls 5. In a single year, an estimated 150 million girls are victims of sexual violence 50% of all the sexual assaults in the world are on girls under 15 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year; 38 thousand today; 13 girls in the last 30 seconds The #1 cause of death for girls 15-19 is childbirth 6. Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5 A girl on planet earth has a 1 in 4 chance of being born into poverty A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult 7. Women operate a majority of small farms and business in the developing world If India enrolled 1% more girls in secondary school, their GDP would rise by $5.5 BillionThere are 600 million girls in the developing worldand counting 8. HOPE 9. Aspiration 10. AspirationAt 8 I wanted to be a museum director At 10 I wanted to be a chemist At 12 I wanted to be a business man and make extreme amounts of money At 16 I was lost At 17 I found myself and decided I wanted to be a student politician At 18 I ran for parliament At 19 I fell in a heap At 20 I wanted to be a business man and make extreme amounts of money At 34 I was running a multi-billion corporation At 38 the Secretary General of the UN appointed me to the governing board of a UN institution At 39 I reached my goal for this decade At 40 Ive decided to be global At 50 I want to have a lot of money so I can farm, raise goats and relax By 50 years old and 1 month I will be bored stiff 11. Opportunity 12. For those interested in partnering with the United Nations Sytem: business.un.org 13. matthew.tukaki@sustaingroup.net www.unglobalcompact.org.au Thank you