Children listen to their teacher at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan, which has grown to house nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees since it opened in 2012. UNICEF has established nine school complexes at the settlement to ensure seats for the 28,000 school age children living at the camp.
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Photo:  UN Photo/Mark Garten.Children listen to their teacher at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan, which has grown to house nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees since it opened in 2012. UNICEF has established nine school complexes at the settlement to ensure seats for the 28,000 school age children living at the camp. . Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten

A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, will be launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today.

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In Syria, one in four schools are damaged, destroyed or occupied for military purposes or to host displaced families. An estimated over two million children are out of school. 
Photo: ©UNICEF.

Norway provides NOK 400 million (appx 48 million USD) for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries.

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Minister Brende visited Afghanistan on the 21st of May. The country is in a chronic state of humanitarian cisis, now with 8 million people in need. . 
Photo: Astrid Sehl, UD.

Norway will provide NOK 208 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016, twice as much as in 2015.

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Photo: Frode Overland Andersen / UD.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende writes about emergency aid in this international op-ed. Written in connection with the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, 23.-24. of May.

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Jane Holl Lute (centre), UN Special Coordinator on improving the United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse visits Bambari, Central African Republic (CAR). 
Photo: UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis.

Norway supports UN trust fund for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel.

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Secretary General of the Supreme Court of Norway Mr. Gunnar Bergby is Norway's Candidate to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

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Joint statement by Ambassador May-Elin Stener at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the process concerning ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions on issues affecting them, 18 May 2016.

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Statement by Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, to the Security Councils open debate on: Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. Countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism. Given on the 11th of May 2016.

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Opening statement by Foreign Minister Børge Brende at the side-event on Women and Mediation: Experiences in Ensuring Wider Participation of Women in Peace Processes, 11 May 2016.

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Statement by Minister Counsellor Mr. Halvor Sætre on Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations: Cross-cutting issues, 9 May 2016.

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Statement by Anne Karin Olli, State Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation in Norway. On behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Given on the 10th of May 2016

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Statement by Ms. Marit Viktoria Pettersen, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, 27 April 2016.

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Statement by Ms. Marit Viktoria Pettersen, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), 25 April 2016.

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Statement on behalf of the Council of Europe (Pompidou Group), by H.E. Mr. Bent Høie, Minister of Health and Care Services, Norway, 19 April 2016.

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National Statement by H.E. Mr. Bent Høie, Minister of Health and Care Services, Norway, 19 April 2016.

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