Last week, Norad (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) and The Norwegian Trekking Association invited people to join a night trek to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Equipped with head torches and warm clothes, over 7000 people made the three hours hike up to Gaustatoppen. The reward came as a free concert with the Norwegian artist Susanne Sundfør on the top of the mountain.
In 2015, the world came together and agreed to adopt the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The global work plan to end poverty, fight inequality and halt climate change by 2030. The work is well underway, but for the world to reach the SDGs, everyone must be aware of them. This is why Norad repeated their successful night walk from last year, combining an extraordinary mountain experience with spreading awareness about one of the most important issues of our time.
Watch the video from the last year’s night trek to Gaustatoppen:
Susanne Sundfør performing Undercover at Gaustatoppen:
The night walk is part of an information campaign, the next night trek will be held in September, where the goal is to reach Keiservarden in Bodø.
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs