The sustainable development goal number five on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is so crucial if we are to advance the sustainable development agenda as a whole. For us to reach our ambitious goals, we need to make use of the talent and capabilities of women and girls worldwide. We need to ensure that their rights and ability to make decisions are respected – and we need the boys and men to join us in this endeavour.
Elin Bergithe Rognlie
Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in Nairobi, Ambassador to Kenya, Somalia and the Seychelles
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