PM Solberg stresses on need to strengthen global cooperation
Sept 24, Oslo: Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the 71st Unted Nations General Assembly session stressed on the need strengthen cooperation between nations to promote peace and economic stability around the world.
"Over the past few years we have witnessed grave violations of the very principles on which the UN is based. Violations that have caused widespread human suffering and insecurity. Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, and South Sudan are some examples, but the list goes on," she said.
She further added that the has also moved forward – countries have come together, found compromises and taken joint action. For example, when we reached the Paris Agreement, and when we adopted the 2030 Agenda – the road map for our future coexistence and cooperation.
PM Solberg also added that it is impossible to return to a world of zero-sum games, narrow national interests and protectionism. "We – the international community – must rally with renewed strength around the multilateral system.Norway will work hard to promote respect for
She said that the humanitarian situation in Syria simply cannot be tolerated."Global and regional powers must take action to secure an enduring ceasefire and ensure humanitarian access – right now. The world expects the Security Council and the ISSG to deliver.
And, it is not just Syria we need to focus on."
We must intensify our efforts to tackle the humanitarian consequences of today’s crises. Norway will continue to provide record levels of humanitarian assistance – to Syria, to South Sudan and elsewhere.
She further added that together we need to intensify our efforts to promote peace and stability in a wide range of fragile and conflict-affected states.
We need to strengthen the UN’s capability to help countries emerging from conflict. "We need to translate the Women, Peace and Security agenda into more effective action on the ground," she said.
She also assured that Norway will continue to provide substantial humanitarian and development assistance. "We will continue our support for reform of UN peace operations.However, we cannot prevent or resolve conflicts by addressing the consequences alone. We must also address the underlying causes like Education Opportunity.
"We must avoid a global learning crisis. The consequences of inaction will be severe. Together, we must invest more to ensure that no one is left behind. Each and every one of us should have the same learning opportunities.
Girls’ education is especially important. When girls go to school and get an education, this is not only their fundamental right, it’s also good for the economy. Global education will continue to be the top priority of Norway’s development policy."
According to her another priority for Norway is to strengthen epidemic preparedness and global health security by developing new vaccines that can prevent new outbreaks."This important agenda requires effective partnerships across national borders and across sectors of society, and the mobilisation of both domestic and private sector resources," PM Solberg said at the convention.
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