The Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and the leaders of the Nordic Countries at the Syria Confrence in London, on the 4th of February. 
Photo: The Office of the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.The Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and the leaders of the Nordic Countries at the Syria Confrence in London, on the 4th of February. Photo: The Office of the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg

‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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The new trainees, from the left: Vilde Tennfjord, Markus Weisser, Celine Gaasrud, Usman Aslam and Andrea Rognan. 
Photo: Norway UN/Ragnhild Simenstad.

Spring is here and we are happy to see some fresh young faces at the Mission. This is what they will be working with in the coming months.

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Flowers and candle lights outside the French Embassy in Oslo, Norway. 
Photo: NorwayMFA.

‘Paris has again been hit by horrifying terrorist attacks. My thoughts are with the victims, their families and the whole nation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Today, 82 % of the world’s states have introduced a moratorium on the death penalty or have abolished it. ‘I’m pleased to see that the international trend is moving away from the use of the death penalty. However, there are some countries where this is not the case. It is crucial that we continue to work for the abolition of this inhumane practice, which undermines human dignity,’ said Foreign...

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Back row from left: Ernst-Rune Egelid, Ellen Balke Hveem, Audun Hjort,  Øystein Lyngroth. Front row from left:  Mette Birkelund O’Connor, Nickolas Ask, Siri Haugan Holden, Lill-Ann Bjaarstad Medina, Christian Garzon Osorio (Martin Torbergsen and Ragnhild Simenstad were absent when the picture was taken). 
Photo: Norway Mission.

As New York cools down and the fall arrives, so do a number of new employees here at the Norwegian Mission to the UN. Now that they have all settled in, we wish to welcome them and provide an introduction regarding their work at the Mission.

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Today WHO declared that the Zika virus constitutes a global health crisis. A military fire department in Brazil inspect places where there are points of standing water, to prevent the spread of mosquitos carrying the Zika virus. 
Photo: Gabriel Jabur/Agência Brasília.

The World Health Organization needs NOK 23 million, approximately 2,5 million USD, in immediate contributions for its efforts to fight the Zika virus.

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October 24th marks 70 years since the establishment of the United Nations. Norway firmly believes that “Strong UN. Better World” is more than a slogan.

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World leaders make New York their stage during the UN High Level Week which lasts from September 25th-October 6nd. They will adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals, and discuss key issues such as climate change, global health, education, gender equality and peacekeeping.

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Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten.

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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