Youth Delegates Adrian Lorentsson and Maria Göthner . 
Photo: Norway Mission to the UN, Ruth Kristina Breivik.Youth Delegates Adrian Lorentsson and Maria Göthner . Photo: Norway Mission to the UN, Ruth Kristina Breivik

Two youth delegates are visiting the Mission of Norway to the United Nations for two weeks in October to observe the work of the General Assembly’s Third Committee, which focuses on social, humanitarian and cultural issues.

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Ambassador May-Elin Stener called for a global study on children deprived of liberty in her statement. 
Photo: Ruth Kristina Breivik .

MARKING 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: This week Norway co-sponsored an event together with Ethiopia, Uruguay and Qatar about the call for a Global Study on children deprived of liberty. The event was a culmination of the work that the main organisers, Defence for Children and Human Rights Watch, and 48 other NGOs have been doing to mobilising worldwide support for...

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Nobel Peace Prize recipients 2014, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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Prime Minister Solberg announcing increased support for education in front of school children in Malawi. 
Photo: Norwegian MFA.

The Government proposes an increase in the development budget to NOK 32.5 billion in 2015. This is an increase of more than NOK 1 billion compared to 2014. Education, humanitarian aid, health and vaccines, business development, climate measures and human rights are given priority. These are areas that are crucial for eradicating extreme poverty.

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Associate Professor Nora Sveaass is the Norwegian candidate in the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. Dr Sveaass’ candidacy is also supported by the other Nordic countries. The Election will take place on 23 October in Geneva, and is for the period 2015-2018.

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From left: Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda, Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende. 
Photo: Ruth Kristina Breivik, Norway Mission to the UN.

The seventh annual Trygve Lie Symposium took place during the United Nations High Level Week, and this year’s topic was “Human Rights Up Front: Preventing Human Rights Crisis Worldwide”. Human Rights Up Front is a plan initiated by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on how to promote human rights in all aspects of UN’s work, and on how to create the changes necessary to put human rights and civilian...

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Photo: Norway Mission to the UN, Ruth Kristina Breivik.

Nordic Statement on Agenda item 75: Criminal Accountability, UN General Assembly Sixth Committee, held by Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik, First Secretary at Norway's Permanent Mission to the UN, on 22 October 2014

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PR Geir O. Pedersen delivering the Norwegian Statement. 
Photo: Emilie N Everett.

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”, Security Council Open Debate, 21 October 2014

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H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen held the Norwegian statement on the topic of Macroeconomic policy questions, Agenda items 17 b) and 18, in the General Assembly Second Committee, 21 October 2014.

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Statement on "Rights of Indigenous Peoples", Third Committee, Agenda item 65 (a), delivered by H.E. Mr. Kai Sauer, PR of Finland to the United Nations, on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), 20 October 2014

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Photo: Norway Mission to the UN, Ruth Kristina Breivik.

Minister Counsellor Mr. Halvor Sætre delivered Norway's Statement on Agenda Items 87-104: Nuclear Weapons, United Nations General Assembly, First Committee, on 20 October, 2014

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