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Børge Brende delivering the Norwegian Statement at ECOSOC's HLPF Ministerial Dialouge. 
Photo: Emilie N Everett.

The second meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is taking place at the UN headquarters these days. In addition to the participation of Norway’s Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo and the Norwegian Mission to the UN are also partaking in this important forum. Read more

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Prime Minister Erna Solberg is visiting South Africa, Malawi and Rwanda this week to promote the right of children to education and healthcare, and to help to intensify efforts to meet the UN Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction. Read more

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Professor Kirsten Sandberg, the candidate for Norway and the other Nordic countries, was today re-elected as member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. ‘I would like to congratulate Professor Sandberg, one of our foremost experts in the field of children’s rights, on her re-election as member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge... Read more

DPR Tine Mørch Smith at the global launch of the UNDP report. 
Photo: NorwayUN/Mariken B. Harbitz .

- Public administration is of the people, by the people and for the people. To have women represented at all levels of public administration helps to promote a culture where women – and girls – are met with due respect and care, urged DPR of Norway Mrs. Tine Smith at today’s Global Launch of UNDPs report on Gender Equality in Public Administration. Read more

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende visited New York this week to meet with key UN leaders and to advocate for good governance as a stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal. Read more

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit holding opening statement at UN High Level meeting . 
Photo: Mariken B. Harbitz .

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit was a key-note speaker at today’s opening of the UN High Level meeting on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post 2015 Agenda. Read more

Anette Trettebergstuen adressing the Forum. 
Photo: Norway UN / Mariken B. Harbitz .

-Every unemployed youth is a waste of resources, said Anette Trettebergstuen at today`s discussion on Youth Employment. Read more

High-level Meeting on “Sustainable Energy for All” 24.09.2012 . 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Universal energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency, these are core themes when the Sustainable Energy for All Forum convenes at the United Nations in New York June 4-6. Read more

Deputy Minister Brattskar with the team from

The need to mobilize stronger support for global education was the topic of Deputy Foreign Minister Hans Brattskar’s trip to New York this week. Norway has made global education one of its main foreign policy priorities. Read more

Hans Brattskar with the team from

The need for a stronger emphasis on global education was the topic for discussion when Deputy Foreign Minister Hans Brattskar visited New York this week. Read more

Fred Sai . 
Photo: NorwayUN / Mariken B. Harbitz .

-The more we invest in women and girls the more we will get in return, Fred Sai argued when Norway teamed up with Women Deliver to raise awareness on women’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Read more

Chairs of the Nansen Initiative and Member States . 
Photo: Norway UN/ Mariken B. Harbitz .

Cross-bordered displaced people in the context of national disasters was on the agenda when the chairs of the Nansen Initiative arranged a meeting Wednesday April 3d. Read more

Last year, the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported 466 projects in 51 countries. Norway contributed with about USD 43 million, or 11% of the total, according to CERF’s annual report that has just been published. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Fred Noy.

Norway supports UN efforts to establish the right to clean drinking water and sanitation. Every year more children die of diseases caused by contaminated drinking water than of Aids, malaria and measles combined. Read more

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Today the first preparatory talks on negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded at the United Nations in New York. Norway is working for an agreement that can prevent violations of international humanitarian law and human rights by requiring states to have stringent rules for the trading in arms. Read more

The UN High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing

The Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, co-chaired the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing 12-13 July 2010, alongside the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr. Meles Zenawi. Read more

Ambassador Morten Wetland, Christy Turlington Burns and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 
Photo: John Erik Prydz.

At a packed July 6th event at New York’s Museum of Modern Art hosted by United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, The Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN, Ambassador H.E. Mr. Morten Wetland and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, Christy Turlington Burns added her voice to the growing momentum in the fight to save the lives of millions of women and children... Read more

A camp for internally displaced people in Port-au-Prince. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Julie M. Jacobsen Takahashi.

Earlier this month a team from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs travelled to the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to assess how Norway’s USD 100 pledge of support for Haiti could be put to good use. First Secretary Julie M. Jacobsen Takahashi, from the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, went with them. This is her personal account of the visit. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Sophie Paris.

Norway will be an important partner for Haiti in the country’s reconstruction efforts following the disastrous earthquake in January. The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), of which Norway is now a member, held its first meeting on 17 June in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Read more

The Review Conference for the UN Fish Stocks Agreement was held at the UN in New York on May 24-28. The meeting was a continuation of the conference from 2006, and the main objective was to evaluate the implementation of the Agreement and to look for possible ways to strengthen the implementation and have more States become parties to the Agreement. Read more