September 20, 2016

Erna Solberg: U.N. Must Work to Eradicate Polio for Good

Written by Erna Solberg

This post originally appeared on Time.

Erna Solberg is Prime Minister of Norway and co-chair of the U.N. Secretary General’s Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group

We have the power to ensure that our world is polio-free once and for all

For the first time in history, we have the opportunity, knowledge and resources to transform lives and end extreme poverty.

This September marks one year since 193 countries agreed on a historic agenda to tackle the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and to address highly complex global challenges such as poverty, inequality, forced migration and global warming, while promoting good health, well-being and quality education.

As Co-Chair of the SDG Advocacy Group, a group appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to raise awareness and spur action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), I am fully aware that this is the most ambitious global agenda the world has ever seen. But I am confident that these goals can be achieved, particularly with strong leadership and broad, effective and innovative partnerships across sectors and borders.

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