Norway's Erik Solheim has been announced as the UN Secretary-General's choice as new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.
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Photo: Bjørn H. Stuedal.Norway's Erik Solheim has been announced as the UN Secretary-General's choice as new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. . Photo: Bjørn H. Stuedal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced his intention to appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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Women of the Ziway Dugda woreda, Oromia Region in Ethiopia, an area affected by drought. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

‘The number of people who need food aid may rise dramatically if the international community fails to provide enough aid quickly enough. Norway is now allocating an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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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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Norway has reinforced its position as one of the world’s leading development aid donors. The official development aid figures for 2015 are now out.

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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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Statement by H.E. Mr. Bent Høie, Minister of Health and Care Services, Norway, on roundtable one: Demand reduction and related measures, including prevention and treatment, as well as health-related issues, including HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, 19 April 2016.

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Statement by Geir O. Pedersen on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, to the Security Council. Open debate on the 18th of April 2016.

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A statement by Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen at the Economic and Social Council, on the 18th of April 2016.

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Statement by Ambassador May-Elin Stener at the Commission on Population and Development. Titled "Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda", on the 13th of April 2016.

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