Norwegian Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund receives congratulations from USAWC Commandant Maj. Bill Rapp, who is the 53rd international graduate to be invited into the International Fellows Hall of Fame, and the first woman. 
Photo: U.S. Army War College.Norwegian Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund receives congratulations from USAWC Commandant Maj. Bill Rapp, who is the 53rd international graduate to be invited into the International Fellows Hall of Fame, and the first woman. Photo: U.S. Army War College

Major General Kristin Lund, from Norway, is the first woman in International Hall of Fame at U.S. Army War College.

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‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. On the 16th of February the Government presented a new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015-18.

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“Journalists place themselves in dangerous situations in order to disclose wrongdoings, shed light on atrocities and expose violations of human rights. It is precisely because of this important watchdog role that journalists and media workers are targeted. They are threatened, imprisoned and even killed for just doing their job.” said Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bård Glad...

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“To increase our international effort against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) we need to strengthen our efforts on FGM as a part of other relevant development priorities – like gender equality, maternal- and child health, primary education and human rights.” Said Norway’s Deputy Permanent Representative May-Elin Stener at the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM event at the UN.

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Norway is providing USD 20 million (NOK 150 million) in emergency aid to the civilian population in South Sudan. ‘Nearly 6.5 million South Sudanese have been affected by the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the violent political power struggle in South Sudan. Norway wants to support the civilians who are now suffering. At the same time, we will continue to urge the country’s leaders t...

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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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This statement on Post 2015 synopsis was held by Norway's lead negotiator Marianne Loe at the Post 2015 stocktaking session on 19 January.

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This statement on post 2015 goals and targets was delivered by Norway's lead negotiator Marianne Loe at the start of the post 2015 negotiations on 20 January.

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On 3 December, 2014 the General Assembly held a plenary meeting in observance of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, in order to discuss the role of family-oriented policies in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. First Secretary Iselin Hebbert Larsen delivered Norway's statement

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Nordic Statement delivered by Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN during an UN Security Council debate on International Cooperation on Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism, 19 November, 2014.

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Norway's statement on Agenda item 63: Report of the Human Rights Council to the Third Committee, was held by First Secretary Mr. Erling Hoem on 17 November, 2014

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