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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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“The fact that we are all gathered here today agreeing that there are challenges to be addressed, and to discuss how we should solve them, is a good start” Said Norway’s Chief of Defence, Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, before attending history’s first Chiefs of Defence Conference held at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Norway is providing NOK 90 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is an increase of NOK 10 million compared with last year. ‘Strengthening the UN’s human rights work is vital, particularly at a time when these rights are under increasing pressure globally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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“Serious violations against women and girls is a common thread among the violent extremists. Their fear of gender equality ties them together” Stated Norway’s Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Solveig Horne in her welcoming remarks at the event on “More than mere victims: Women and violent extremism” co-hosted by the Norwegian Mission, the Norwegian Consulate and New America...

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“Women and girls all over the world suffer from widespread and serious human rights violations. It is therefore more important than ever to stand fully behind the principle of universal human rights. I call upon all member states to speak up for girls’ and women’s human rights every day. Women’s rights are Human Rights.” Said Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Solveig Horne in...

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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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Statement by H.E. Ambassador May-Elin Stener Deputy Permanent Representative, 21 April 2015

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On March 17th Christine Finbak, Senior Adviser at the Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held the Norwegian statement in connection with the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Agreement for the implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the conservation a...

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Statement held by Minister Counsellor Halvor Sætre in the general debate at the UN Special Committee for Peacekeeping Operations 2015 on February 17.

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