Breakfast seminar: Women – the key sustainable success
08 March 2016 08.30–10.00
How do we ensure women’s rights and participation in the implementation of
the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
The United Nations Association of Norway, the Nobel Peace Center and FOKUS invite you to a breakfast seminar with Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on International Women’s Day 8 March. She will be joined by Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap), Trine Skei Grande (V), Jon Lomøy (Norad) and Ragnhild Therese Nordvik (FOKUS) for a panel discussion.
NOTE! The event is free, but registration is required to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3 March at 16.00.
Opening: Liv Tørres, the Nobel Peace Center
Opening address: Solveig Horne, Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Key note speaker: Helen Clark, UNDP
Panel: Helen Clark (UNDP), Jonas Gahr Støre (Labour Party), Trine Skei Grande (Liberal Party), Jon Lomøy (Norad), Ragnhild Therese Nordvik (FOKUS)
Moderator: Rune Arctander (UN Association of Norway)
Breakfast will be served from 08.00.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty, climate change, inequality, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. The SDGs are the world’s common agenda to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030. Women’s rights and participation are prerequisites to meeting the targets.
Helen Clark is the first female leader of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the former Prime Minister of New Zealand. She will be keynote speaker at the seminar and will participate in a panel discussion concerning women’s role in the implementation of the SDGs.