People fleeing after conflicts in Central African Republic in 2013. 
Photo: UNHCR/B. Heger.People fleeing after conflicts in 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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'It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is vital that all those who want to see an end to the long conflict actively support the agreement,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norwegian police officers ready for assignment in Colombia. From the left: Synnøve Stette, Hanne Andersen and Tordis Ibanez. 
Photo: Politiets digitale bildearkiv.

Norway contributes three police women to the UN observer mission in Colombia.

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Young Yemenis shelter in a northern Yemen camp after being displaced by fighting. 
Photo: UNHCR/H.Macleod.

‘The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic – 80 % of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, and the situation is growing steadily worse,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with António Guterres while Guterres was UN High Commissioner for Refugees. 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

‘I am pleased that the Security Council has recommended the appointment of António Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General. He is highly qualified and has the personal qualities needed to head the UN in a world where more and more people are being affected by war, conflict and humanitarian disasters,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende have five recommendations intended for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, together with colleagues from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico and New Zealand.

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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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Statement by Permanent Representative Mr. Geir O. Pedersen on the 2nd panel of the Every Woman Every Child Everywhere series about Urban Humanitarian Crises, Providing quality, accessible health care to women, children and adolescents, 29 November 2016.

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Joint statement delivered by Norway's Ambassador and Permanent Representative Geir O. Pedersen on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to the Security Council Open debate on Peace operations facing asymmetrical threats, 7 November 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. May-Elin Stener to the General Assembly on Pledging Conference for Development Activities, 7 November 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. May-Elin Stener to the General Assembly on the Report of the Human Rights Council, 4 November 2016.

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Statement given by Norway's Ambassador and Permanent Representative Mr. Geir O. Pedersen to the Fourth Committee on Agenda item 49: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, 3 November 2016.

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Statement given by Mr. Øyvind Hernes, Deputy Director at Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to the Sixth Committee on Agenda item 78: Report of the International Law Commission (Chapters X, XI and XII), 1 November 2016.

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Statement by Norway's Ambassador and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. May-Elin Stener to the Third Committee General Discussion on Agenda item 68: Promotion and protection of human rights, 31 October 2016 .

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Explanation of Vote by Norway's Special Representative for Disarmament Mr. Knut Langeland, 27 October 2016.

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Statement by Norway's Ambassador May-Elin Stener to the Fourth Committee on Agenda item 52: Comprehensive review of Special Political Missions, 27 October 2016.

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