Foreign Minister Børge Brende with Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen and  Norway's negotiating team Erling M. Kravik, Lena R. Nord and Anne-Heidi Kvalsøren at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis. 
Photo: Marte L. Kopstad/NorwayUN.Foreign Minister Børge Brende with Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen and Norway's negotiating team Erling M. Kravik, Lena R. Nord and Anne-Heidi Kvalsøren at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis. Photo: Marte L. Kopstad/NorwayUN

‘I am extremely pleased that the UN member states have agreed on a framework for financing sustainable development. This is good news for the world, and particularly for the least developed countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende after agreement was reached in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15 July.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to visit Norway on 6–8 July. During his time in the country, he will meet Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, he will take part in the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, and he will visit Svalbard.

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Norway by Minister Counsellor Halvor Sætre welcomes the process and will engage in the follow up of the report. . 
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‘The recommendations concerning reform of UN peacekeeping operations that were submitted to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today give us a unique opportunity to strengthen UN peacekeeping. The world needs a UN that has the capacity to prevent and bring an end to violent conflicts as effectively as possible,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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- The Post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is an ambitious framework for development and needs correspondingly ambitious means of implementation. That is why the outcome in the Financing for Development Conference in Addis is so important, says Ambassador Pedersen, who facilitates the negotiations.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

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Statement held by H.E. Ambassador May-Elin Stener in the Security Council's Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian Question on 23 July 2015.

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Statement on the Goals and Targets of the Post 2015 agenda held by Ambassador Marianne Loe on 22 July 2015 in the Post 2015 intergovernmental negotiations.

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This statement on the Post 2015 Declaration and Preamble was held by Ambassador Marianne Loe on 20 July 2015 during the intergovernmental negotiations.

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Statement on follow-up and review by Norway on behalf of The Group of Seven Countries (Egypt, Liechtenstein, Pakistan, Peru, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland and Norway). Post-2015 IGN 5 – Follow-up and Review Group of 7 Statement.

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Statement by Mr. Bård Glad Pedersen State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, 29 April 2015

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Joint statement on behalf of the Nordic countries Delivered by Ms. Iselin Hebbert Larsen, Norway, 27 April 2015

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