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Norway and Ghana discussed sustainable development

Prime Minister Solberg discussed sustainable development with the President of Ghana.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg phoned President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana today to discuss the work of increasing engagement, commitment and results in the campaign to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN.

Read more: Norway co-chairs UN advocate group for sustainability goals

They discussed how to utilise the potential represented by regional organisations such as the African Union and the European Union, among other things.

Ms Solberg has co-chaired the SDG Advocates since the group was established by the Secretary-General of the UN in January 2016. On 11 April this year, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Mr Akufo-Addo as new co-chair of the 17 SDG Advocates, replacing Ghana’s former president, John Mahama.

Read more: Secretary-General announces President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana as co-chair of Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

Efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs, which range from eliminating poverty to combatting climate change, are crucial to ensure that everyone can benefit from globalisation.

More information about the SDG Advocates and their work can be found on their website.