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🇳🇴 Norway - Prime Minister Addresses General Debate, 73rd Session

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Prime Minister of Norway may I request

protocol to escort her excellency I have

the great pleasure in welcoming the

Prime Minister of Norway miss Erna

Solberg the podium is yours excellency

president excellencies ladies and

gentlemen in 1945 we established the

United Nations we pledged to save future

generations from the scourge of war to

work together to promote economic and

social advancement to uphold and respect

human rights and fundamental freedoms

for all and our job is not done

challenges remain what progress can be

and must be made our common global

interests are also national interests we

can achieve more when we act together

both our prosperity and many of our

challenges are results of global threats

trade conflicts violent extremism

climate change and instability at the

global level directly affect us at home

but so do also the benefits of all trade

the global fight against infectious

diseases and the rule of law the 17

sustainable development goals recognized

the global challenges our national

challenges and that they are closely

interlinked the goals require us to take

both national and international action

we must deal with the challenges of

globalization while at the same time

maximize the benefits for our citizens

our job as leaders is to

liver security jobs education and health

care working together has enabled us all

to do far more than we could have done

alone Norway has taken national and

international action - our national

policy to promote sustainable

livelihoods through our nordic and

european partnerships and economic and

civic integration and through global

action to promote peace and security

sound management of the oceans fair and

regulated trade education for all and

global health measures together we have

achieved impressive results because

international cooperation works extreme

poverty has been huffed people live

longer children morality rates are

falling and more girls are attending

school than ever before global political

cooperation global trade and

international law has been crucial to

this progress president we have to

recognize that the globalization has not

been equally beneficial to there this is

a very real challenge excuse in can spur

radicalization it can undermine

confidence in international institutions

and cooperation eventually it could

weaken respect for international law

human rights and even our security

architecture to counter this we must

secure future welfare of our rapid

growing population

this requires both protection and reform

of the fundamental trade nomes we cannot

afford to let protectionism

discrimination and economic rivalry

define our future the veto is essential

for Norway and our interaction with the

world I believe rules-based trade is

just as important for our partners free

trade creates winners

protection protectionism does not in

order to benefit all rights and rules

array and responsibilities must be

modernized to fit our current global

economy this is why school if we are to

build a world where people's potential

creativity hope for the future can be

realized through cooperation exchange

knowledge and trade increased

protectionism forces us to reflect on

what less international cooperation

would entail President as we agreed in

1945 all nations must unite in a

commitment to maintain international

peace and security the consequences of

instability affects us all a global

security threat requires global

responses the Security Council must be

able to act and so must we as nations

and as regional organizations areas of

conflict and instability are breeding

grounds for violent extremism and

international terrorism the conflict in

Syria is but one example many different

actors are involved both States and

non-state banned weapons of mass

destruction have reappeared humanitarian

access is obstructed respect for human

rights and international law is under

might on my own continent Europe

fundamental rules and principles of

international law are now in jeopardy

Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial

integrity within international

recognized borders must be restored

violent extremism conflict and

instability lead to humanitarian crisis

and violations of human rights these in

turn are some of the main drivers of

both regular and irregular migration

terrorism and violent extremism affects

us all and are not limited to any

single ideology religion or belief

Norway is standing up against violent

extremism and terrorism not in response

to individual incidents where as a long

term foreign policy commitment we are

one of 79 members of the global

coalition against ISIL but by working

together we have achieved significant

results on the ground still in their

continued fight against violent

extremism

we must supply whole of society approach

we must address the root causes in the

Middle East and elsewhere including in

our own countries and continents you

must bring individual perpetrators to

justice and prevent impunity Norway

believed that those responsible for

grave violations of international

humanitarian law must be held

accountable we remain a staunch

supporter of the ISSC as an independent

institution at the same time security is

closely linked to sustainable

development we must boost trade and job

creation build capacity for generating

domestic revenue strengthen public

service delivery and combat corruption

corruption fuels inequality crime

instability and violence president

conflicts can reverse years of social

and economic progress conflict

prevention peacekeeping disarmament are

all Weitzel if we are to reach the

sustainable development goals we should

heed the Secretary General's call for a

surge in peace diplomacy Norway is doing

its part since the end of the Cold War

conflict mediation and resolutions have

been a cornerstone of our foreign policy

for more than 25 years we have engaged

in efforts to resolve conflicts around

the world from the first

australoid Corps in 1993 to the ongoing

in Colombia and the Philippines and back

through the Middle East we have learned

an important lesson from our efforts

negotiating a peace agreement is always

difficult but implementing the agreement

is even harder

in fact conflict research rents is more

common than the onset of new conflicts

this means that the best way to prevent

conflict is to ensure that peace is

sustainable Norway remains committed to

in Colombia the Philippines and

elsewhere just as we remain committed to

helping to achieve and negotiate a

two-state solution between Israelis and

Palestinians president the adoption of

agenda 2030 with the 17 sustainable

development goals demonstrates the

unique value of the United Nations we

have agreed on a universal development

agenda a roadmap to the world we want

the STDs are closely interlinked

achieving goals 16 on peace the rule of

law and strong institutions is crucial

for ensuring that funds are not lost to

corruption and achieving the STDs

related to economic conditions will make

funding available that can be used to

make progress on other goals but we have

no time to lose sustainable change

cannot be brought about overnight

national ownership is clear it's

critical but civil society private

sector trade unions and the scientific

community all have a catalytic role to

play president in the health area where

it's easy to see that the STDs apply to

us all help dispose a human right in

itself and a prerequisite for

development investment and investing in

health systems are expensive but failing

to do so can prove even more costly the

World Health Organization is working to

create a global action plan for simpler

health architecture this is a response

to an initiative by Ghana Germany and

Norway the action plan will be presented

in Berlin in October prevention saves

lives reduces human suffering enhances

economic and social development a Norma

is proud to host the first replenishment

conference of the global financial

facility in also the 6th of November and

will be contributing substantially to

its progress on 1 st g 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 teachers Core

teaching quality and learning outcomes

ensuring quality education requires

continued contain a tional financing and

the financial gap is considerable it is

therefore important to mobilize domestic

resources and private funding alongside

official development assistance Norway

is doing its part so far this year we

have allocated approximately 440 million

dollars to global education and we will

now increase our support to education

efforts targeting girls - nearly 40

million dollars for the period 2018 to

2019 president clean and healthy oceans

that are sustainably harvests are a

prerequisite for reaching the ages

50% of the world's oxygen comes from the

ocean 30% of the world's co2 emissions

are absorbed by oceans our oceans offers

us enormous renewable resources a source

of great promise and economic potential

almost half of the world's population

already depend on oceans for nutrition

and employment for in order to ensure a

sustainable ocean economy it must

produce more from the oceans

however the sustainability of our oceans

are threatened by 2050 they could

contain more plastic than fish marine

litter is one of the fastest-growing

environmental concerns and since I

started to speak further 200 tons of

plastic will have ended up in the sea

the UN environmental assembly has taken

a bold step in a dr. division of ceará

discharge of plastic litter into the

ocean Noah must translate this

interaction managing our oceans

sustainably is crucial increased global

funding is imperative and NOAA will dig

deep to contribute we have no time to

lose this is why earlier this week I

established a high-level panel of for

sustainable ocean economy made up of

heads of state and governments from all

continents we aim to promote

science-based decision-making in fields

of ocean economy and ocean management we

will cooperate closely with the UN

special annual for the oceans and other

ocean initiatives and we aim to present

our report in 2020 president for seven

decades Norway have been a consistent

supporter of the United Nations and a

rule-based multilateral order we are one

of the largest financial contributors to

the UN we consistently allocate one

percent of our gross national income

to development 8 there is a broad

support for the UN and for our

engagement in sustainable development

and peace across the political spectrum

in 2021

it will be 20 years since insane since

Norway last had a seat in the Security

Council and we are ready to serve again

if we are elected we will work to make

the Security Council more transparent

more efficient and representative we

will work with other other member states

regardless of their size wealth or

geographic location to find common

solutions we will draw on our expertise

of peace and reconciliation processes as

women's rights and participation are

crucial for lasting peace and stability

we will keep this issue high on our

agenda together with partners from many

regions Norway will support initiative

for sustainable oceans and forces and we

will highlight the consequences of

climate change and the links between

security and sustainable development we

will promote reform of the council to

make it make it more transparent and

representative and better equipped to

deal with the current global realities

Norway will continue to be a consistent

partner to the UN we will continue to

seek common solutions to the challenges

we face in our common future thank you

on behalf of the General Assembly I wish

to thank her Excellency MS Erna Solberg

Prime Minister of Norway for the

statement just made and I request the

protocol to escort your excellency