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Here are Norway’s main priorities for the 77th session of the UN General Assembly

Promoting international cooperation and safeguarding the multilateral system will be key.

Today the UN General Assembly opens the 77th session of its work. The Norwegian Delegation will be led by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre together with Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister of International Development Anne Beathe Tvinnereim and the Minister of Climate and the Environment, Espen Barth Eide.

The UN General Assembly is the world’s most representative multilateral forum for dialogue and policy development. Here are Norway's seven main priorities in this session:

  1. Support Norway’s efforts as an elected member of the UN Security Council and promote Norway’s broad priorities in the UN
  2. Promote binding international cooperation and respect for international law, and safeguard the multilateral system
  3. Be at the forefront of efforts to promote disarmament
  4. Strengthen the UN’s capacity to prevent and resolve conflicts
  5. Strengthen human rights and the international legal order
  6. Strengthen the UN’s capacity to prevent and respond to humanitarian crises, and promote international cooperation on refugees and migrants
  7. Promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, with particular emphasis on climate and environmental issues, energy, food security, gender equality, health, the oceans, and on reducing inequalities 

Follow this link for a full description of each priority.