“I am happy to see Tanzanian teams participating in Norway Cup and it is especially nice to have a girls team participating this year. Norway Cup is an important arena for sports, but also a great place to make friends across borders.” Ambassador Jacobsen said.
The Ambassador gave the players a football with symbols representing the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The same SDG football will be used for all the matches during Norway Cup in Oslo. The aim of the SDG football is to encourage youth and sports movements to take action to achieve the SDGs by 2030.
Norway regards the SDGs as a global roadmap for our national and international efforts aimed at eradicating extreme poverty while protecting the environment and promoting prosperity, peace and justice. The prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, currently co-chairs the group of SDG Advocates working to promote the universal sustainable development agenda.