The UN's next Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the General Assembly after taking the oath of office, 12 December 2016. His term starts 1 January 2017. 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.The UN's next Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the General Assembly after taking the oath of office, 12 December 2016. His term starts 1 January 2017. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Nordic Foreign Ministers have sent their greetings and best wishes to the new Secretary-General of the UN.

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‘Norway will play an active and constructive role in the UN Peacebuilding Commission. We will use our experience in the areas of conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding to strengthen the UN’s work to promote peace and development,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: UN CERF.

'The many large-scale, protracted humanitarian crises in the world today have created a tremendous need for emergency aid. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund ensures that aid can quickly reach those who need it when acute crises arise, and provides sorely needed funding for underfunded emergencies. Norway is therefore providing NOK 380 million for this Fund in 2017,' said Minister of Foreig...

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His Royal Heighness Crown Prince Haakon Magnus in conversation with rice farmes in Kazungula, Zambia, on one of his trips with UNDP. 
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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon is visiting New York 5 to 7 December 2016. He will attend the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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'Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world's fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime.

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People fleeing after conflicts in the Central African Republic in 2013. 
Photo: UNHCR/B. Heger.

‘The population of the Central African Republic is suffering because of the armed conflict, attacks on civilians and the grave humanitarian situation. The UN and the various aid organisations have only received around 30 % of the funding they need for the humanitarian relief effort, and Norway is therefore providing an additional NOK 47 million in aid funds,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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Statement by H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen, on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, 17 January 2017.

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Statement by Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand and Norway, delivered by H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen in the open debate on Conflict prevention and sustaining peace, 10 January 2017.

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Statement on behalf of Australia, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway on the amendment to the resolution on rights of the child, 19 December 2016.

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Statement given by Director of Section for Humanitarian Affairs in Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms. Leni Stenseth, to the High-Level Conference on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), 13 December 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative May-Elin Stener, 9 December 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Counsellor Mr. Andreas M. Kravik to the General Assembly on Item 73: Oceans and the law of the sea, including an introduction of draft resolution A/71/L.24, 7 December 2016.

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Welcoming remarks given by Norway's Crown Prince Haakon to the seminar "Reaching the Furthest Behind First: Implementing the 2030 Agenda" arranged by International Peace Institute, UN Deveopment Programme and the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Norway and Somalia.

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Speech given by His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at the Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting, New York, 6 December 2016.

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Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. May-Elin Stener, on the Question of Palestine, 30 November 2016.

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If you are looking for more news on the work of Norway's Mission to the UN, take a look at the Big Issues.

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