‘Working together for a better world’. This is the ideology behind the UN. The organisation was founded after two devastating World Wars, and its primary aim is to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.
The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly convened on 12 September 2017. The high-level week begins on 18 September. Members of Norway's delegation, which is headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, will participate in a large number of bilateral and multilateral meetings during the high-level week.
Norway presented five recommendations intended for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, together with Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan and Mexico.
Human rights and good governance are so much more than items on an agenda. They are the pillars of human dignity, security and prosperity – and the foundations upon which meaningful lives and successful societies rest.
Thank you for hosting this meeting, Secretary-General. And thanks also to colleagues for the opening remarks, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in her statement at the United Nations General Assembly.
‘Norway will play an active and constructive role in the UN Peacebuilding Commission. We will use our experience in the areas of conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding to strengthen the UN’s work to promote peace and development,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime. The Government is entering into a four-year agreement (from 2017 to 2020) with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with a view to combating transnational organised fisheries crime in developing countries.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented the action plan in Oslo on 16 February 2015, together with Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen, and Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Solveig Horne.
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