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Gro Brundtland

Entries by Gro Brundtland

Universal Health, Universal Rights

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 9:28 AM

Good health is the mainstay of a good life. This may seem like a truism, but for too many people it does not reflect their lives and their children's prospects.

Hundreds of millions of people are currently denied health services or are plunged into poverty because they are forced...

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Only A Just And Strong Climate Deal Can Avert Disaster

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 8:05 AM

The international climate summit in Paris is widely seen as our last chance to prevent climate change wreaking a terrible toll on global lives and livelihoods. As we rapidly approach the tipping point beyond which climate change may become irreversible, we risk denying future generations their right to a livable,...

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Everything Is Connected

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 9:27 AM

Once, when I was Prime Minister of Norway, I had an intense exchange with an opposition leader during "question time" in Parliament. In response, I exclaimed: "Yes, all is indeed linked to everything else." At the time, some criticized my comment as unclear. Today it is often quoted with great...

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Mothering a Nation

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 12:05 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

From an early age, my father, a doctor, inspired me to pursue medicine and politics....

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When Stretching a Dollar Means Saving a Life

(2) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 8:44 AM

As leaders gathered in New York last week for the United Nations General Assembly, much of the discussion focused on how to do more with limited resources.

Aid from wealthy countries to fight disease and poverty in the developing world has saved countless lives over the past decade. But in...

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Childhood Vaccination: Introducing a Promising Milestone for Tomorrow's Children

(730) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 1:04 PM

This week I'm hosting some of the most distinguished names in world affairs in my homeland of Norway. The United Nations Foundation Board of Directors, presided over by Ted Turner, has been meeting with government, corporate and non-profit leaders to discuss how innovation can drive progress in global health and...

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Building Blocks for a Climate Agreement

(9) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 11:34 AM

Prior to last year's climate talks in Copenhagen, we served as Special Envoys of the United Nations Secretary-General, seeking to bring the nations of the world together around those negotiations. Like most people involved in the process, we sensed that a comprehensive agreement would elude our grasp, despite our best...

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