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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Deputy Permanent Representative H.E. May-Elin Stener delivered a statement on agenda item 64: Rights of the child, of the UN General Assembly Third Committee, on 16 October, 2014.

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

Statement on Agenda item 19: Sustainable development, Second Committee of the UN General Assembly. Delivered by H.E. Ambassador May-Elin Stener, Deputy Permanent Representative at Norway's Mission to the UN, on 15 October, 2014.

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Statement by Adviser, Ms. Maria Bergram Aas at Sixth Committee Agenda item 83: Universal jurisdiction, on 15 October 2014

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Statement held by H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen on the Advancement of women, Agenda item 27, Third Committee, Sixty-ninth General Assembly Session, 14 October 2014.

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H.E. Ambassador May-Elin Stener . 
Photo: Ruth Kristina Breivik, Norway Mission to the UN.

Joint statement by the Nordic Countries on International Criminal Tribunals (ICTR and ICTY), 24th Plenary Meeting, GA, 69th session, Agenda Items 71, 72 and 127. Delivered by HE Ambassador May-Elin Stener, Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN.

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