Brazilian peacekeepers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) distribute water and food in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 
Photo: UN Photo / Marco Dormino.Brazilian peacekeepers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) distribute water and food in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: UN Photo / Marco Dormino

‘World Humanitarian Day is an important reminder that we are living in dramatic times. The world is experiencing large-scale humanitarian crises, and 60 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Today, I am pleased to announce that Norway will provide a further NOK 50 million for Yemen and a number of forgotten crises,’ Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

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Back row from left: Ernst-Rune Egelid, Ellen Balke Hveem, Audun Hjort,  Øystein Lyngroth. Front row from left:  Mette Birkelund O’Connor, Nickolas Ask, Siri Haugan Holden, Lill-Ann Bjaarstad Medina, Christian Garzon Osorio (Martin Torbergsen and Ragnhild Simenstad were absent when the picture was taken). 
Photo: Norway Mission.

As New York cools down and the fall arrives, so do a number of new employees here at the Norwegian Mission to the UN. Now that they have all settled in, we wish to welcome them and provide an introduction regarding their work at the Mission.

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Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

Norwegian Permanent Representative Geir O. Pedersen spoke with the United Nations Development Programme regarding their longstanding support and partnership.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende with Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen and  Norway's negotiating team Erling M. Kravik, Lena R. Nord and Anne-Heidi Kvalsøren at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis. 
Photo: Marte L. Kopstad/NorwayUN.

‘I am extremely pleased that the UN member states have agreed on a framework for financing sustainable development. This is good news for the world, and particularly for the least developed countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende after agreement was reached in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15 July.

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flanked by Macharia Kamau (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the UN, and David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, Co-Facilitators of the negotiations leading to the outcome document. 
Photo: (UN PHoto/Mark Garten).

The UN member states today agreed on a new, universal set of sustainable development goals for the next 15 years. The Sustainable Development Goals will replace the UN Millennium Development Goals at the beginning of next year, and they will combine the fight against poverty with a renewed effort to protect the environment. ‘The agreement reached in New York marks the start of an unparalleled...

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Statement held by H.E. Ambassador May-Elin Stener in the Security Council's Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian Question on 23 July 2015.

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Statement on the Goals and Targets of the Post 2015 agenda held by Ambassador Marianne Loe on 22 July 2015 in the Post 2015 intergovernmental negotiations.

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This statement on the Post 2015 Declaration and Preamble was held by Ambassador Marianne Loe on 20 July 2015 during the intergovernmental negotiations.

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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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Photo: Line Fjærvoll/Norway UN.

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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