In her Fullerton Lecture, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway and Co-Chair of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, spoke about how global efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will result in a safer, fairer and more sustainable world. She argued that economic growth needs to be more inclusive while also safeguarding the natural environment for generations to come.
The talk was followed by a question-and-answer session with the invited audience. Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director of IISS-Asia, chaired the event.
Erna Solberg has been Prime Minister of Norway since October 2013. She has represented the Conservative Party in the county of Hordaland in Norway's Storting (Parliament) since 1989, and was Minister of Local Government and Regional Development from 2001-05 in Kjell Magne Bondevik's second government. Before becoming Prime Minister, she was the Conservative Party’s Parliamentary Leader, and was a member of the Storting’s Standing Committee on Health and Care Services Affairs, the Standing Committee on Foreign and Defence Affairs, and the Electoral Committee. She has also previously been a member of the Storting’s delegation to NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly.