Photo: Mark Garten, Flickr.Photo: Mark Garten, Flickr

Norway at the 69th UN General Assembly

World leaders descend on New York for high-level meetings at the United Nations from September 22-26th. A number of topics will be tackled, such as human rights, poverty reduction, climate change and gender equality, all of which are key priorities for Norway.

Government ministers and state secretaries, parliamentarians and civil society representatives meet their counterparts in countless bilateral and multilateral meetings during the High-level Week of the 69th UN General Assembly, in which the world's first conference on Indigenous People and the UN Climate Summit will take place.

Norway plays a key role as organizer of several key meetings, and the Norwegian delegation consists of Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Foreign Minister Børge Brende and Minister of Climate and Environment Trine Sundtoft, as well as several Members of Parliament.

A number of high-profile events between 22 and 26 September will focus on the work to develop a set of post-2015 global sustainable development goals. Prime Minister Solberg chairs a meeting to promote the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will also attend a meeting titled  «Quality #Education for the World We Want”.

Foreign Minister Brende chairs the meeting in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Assistance to the Palestinians (AHLC) and will also take part in the first World Conference on Indigenous People along with the President of Sámi Parliament, Aili Keskitalo. Brende will be present at the Security Council meeting on foreign terrorist fighters alongside the Prime Minister. Brende will also attend a conference on South-Sudan, and true to tradition chair the Trygve Lie Symposium on Fundamental Freedoms.

The different meetings are streamed live from http://webtv.un.org.

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