The security challenges facing the world are becoming increasingly complex. Political solutions are needed to end wars and armed conflicts. Terrorism and organised crime have to be fought across national borders.
Worldwide, one billion people are living in extreme poverty. We have a global responsibility to help people in need and contribute to long-term development and a more equitable world.
Climate change and environmental damage are two of the most dramatic challenges facing the world today. Many countries are already feeling the effects of climate change. In our part of the world, the changes in the Arctic region are particularly dramatic and worrying.
The growing world population will need more and more food and energy. Sustainable use of marine resources will help to meet this demand.