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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Norway's Statement to the Third Committee on Agenda item 68: Promotion and protection of human rights was held by H.E. Ambassador May-Elin Stener, Deputy Permanent Representative, on 29 October, 2014

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The statement to the Forth Committee was delivered by May-Elin Stener, Deputy Permanent Representative at Norway's Mission to the UN on 30 October, 2014. The statement included a comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations.

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

On 28 October, 2014, it was an open debate on women, peace and security in the United Nations Security Council. H.E. Mr Per Thöresson from the Swedish Mission to the UN, delivered the statement on behalf of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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Statement by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to the First Committee on Cluster 2: Other Weapons of mass destruction. The statement was delivered by May-Elin Stener Deputy Permanent Representative, Norway, on 24 October, 2014.

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Statement on behalf of the group of Like-Minded States on targeted sanctions. Delivered by H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen Permanent Representative, Norway, on 23 October, 2014

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Pernilla Nilsson, Counsellor and Legal Advisor for Sixth Committee at the Swedish Mission to the UN, delivered statement to the Sixth Committee on behalf of the Nordic countries on 20 October, 2014

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