Final effort to reach the Millennium Development Goals
"Efforts to ensure that all girls are able to receive a good-quality education are the top priority, because the education of girls has positive ripple effects on other important areas," said Prime Minister Erna Solberg when co-chairing the first meeting of the UN Secretary-General's MDG Advocacy Group to be held in Africa.
"The post-2015 agenda needs to consider more widely what is needed to achieve full equality between men and women. We should get rid of unfounded, unjust and obsolete gender stereotypes in our societies." This was stated by Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she talked to women parliamentarians in Rwanda about the Millennium Development Goals.
"My Government’s top development priority is education"
"If all women completed secondary education, we would achieve a 49 % reduction in child deaths, which would mean preventing 2.8 million child deaths," stated Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the PMNCH Partner Forum in Johannesburg.