On International Women’s Day 8th March The United Nations Association of Norway, Nobel Peace Center and FOKUS had a breakfast seminar with Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) om how to ensure women’s rights and participation in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is the first female leader of UNDP and the former Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Clark held keynote speaker at the seminar. On the UNDP website you can the read the whole speech.
Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap), Trine Skei Grande (V), Jon Lomøy (Norad) and Ragnhild Therese Nordvik (FOKUS) joined her for a panel discussion.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty, climate change, inequality, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. The SDGs are the world’s common agenda to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030. Women’s rights and participation are prerequisites to meeting the targets.
More information about the breakfast seminar