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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to visit Norway on 6–8 July. During his time in the country, he will meet Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, he will take part in the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, and he will visit Svalbard.

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Norway by Minister Counsellor Halvor Sætre welcomes the process and will engage in the follow up of the report. . 
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‘The recommendations concerning reform of UN peacekeeping operations that were submitted to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today give us a unique opportunity to strengthen UN peacekeeping. The world needs a UN that has the capacity to prevent and bring an end to violent conflicts as effectively as possible,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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- The Post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is an ambitious framework for development and needs correspondingly ambitious means of implementation. That is why the outcome in the Financing for Development Conference in Addis is so important, says Ambassador Pedersen, who facilitates the negotiations.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

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World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. ‘World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s...

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Statement by H.E. Ms. May-Elin Stener Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, 10 June 2015.

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Statement delivered by Ambassador May-Elin Stener, Deputy Permanent Representative, in the ECOSOC Chamber on June 4.

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Statement on follow-up and review by Norway on behalf of The Group of Seven Countries (Egypt, Liechtenstein, Pakistan, Peru, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland and Norway). Post-2015 IGN 5 – Follow-up and Review Group of 7 Statement.

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Statement by Mr. Bård Glad Pedersen State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, 29 April 2015

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Joint statement on behalf of the Nordic countries Delivered by Ms. Iselin Hebbert Larsen, Norway, 27 April 2015

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Statement by H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen, Security Council Open Debate, 21 April 2015

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