Statement of NORWAY at UNGA73

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
United Nation Theme: 
Goverment Statements

General Gender Equality:

Progress on one SDG will stimulate progress on others. For example, child mortality rates fall when mothers have an education. However, there are still more boys than girls who get an education. We have to put girls at the centre of our education efforts. But just going to school is not enough. This is why Norway has focused on teaching quality and learning outcomes. Ensuring quality education requires continued international financing, and that financing is considerable. It is therefore important to mobilise domestic resources and private funding alone side official development assistance. Norway is doing its part. So far this year, we have allocated approximately 440 million dollars to local education. And we will now increase our support to education efforts targeting girls to nearly 40 million dollars for the period 2018 to 2019.”



“We will draw on our experience of peace and reconciliation processes. As women rights and participation are crucial for lasting peace and stability, we will keep this issue high on our agenda.”


General gender equality/ protection:

“Extreme poverty has been halved, people live longer, child mortality rates are falling, and more girls attend school than ever before. Global political cooperation, global trade, and international law have been crucial to this progress.”

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Statement of NORWAY at UNGA73