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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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/Norway MFA.

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. Read more

Photo: Marte F. Beisvåg/Norway UN.

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. ‘World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s... Read more

Photo: Line Fjærvoll, Norway UN.

“The fact that we are all gathered here today agreeing that there are challenges to be addressed, and to discuss how we should solve them, is a good start” Said Norway’s Chief of Defence, Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, before attending history’s first Chiefs of Defence Conference held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Read more

Photo: Knut Storvik, Norwegian Consulate General.

“Serious violations against women and girls is a common thread among the violent extremists. Their fear of gender equality ties them together” Stated Norway’s Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Solveig Horne in her welcoming remarks at the event on “More than mere victims: Women and violent extremism” co-hosted by the Norwegian Mission, the Norwegian Consulate and New America... Read more

Photo: Line Fjærvoll, Norway UN.

“Women and girls all over the world suffer from widespread and serious human rights violations. It is therefore more important than ever to stand fully behind the principle of universal human rights. I call upon all member states to speak up for girls’ and women’s human rights every day. Women’s rights are Human Rights.” Said Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Solveig Horne in... Read more

Photo: Line Fjærvoll, Norway UN.

“Women human rights defenders play a crucial role in the development agenda, as they relate to the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in society. We also know that women human rights defenders face particular challenges and difficulties,” said Norway’s State Secretary Hans Brattskar at the CSW side event “Protection in practice for women human rights defenders”. Read more

Photo: Emilie Everett, Norway UN.

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) started with a bang on Sunday March 8, the International Women’s Day, with a big march for gender equality. CSW will take place at United Nations in New York from 9 to 20 March. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and more than 8000 representatives of civil society from all regions of the world are attending the... Read more

Norwegian Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund receives congratulations from USAWC Commandant Maj. Bill Rapp, who is the 53rd international graduate to be invited into the International Fellows Hall of Fame, and the first woman. 
Photo: U.S. Army War College.

Major General Kristin Lund, from Norway, is the first woman in International Hall of Fame at U.S. Army War College. Read more

Photo: Marta B. Haga, UD.

‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. On the 16th of February the Government presented a new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015-18. Read more

Photo: Line Fjærvoll, Norway UN.

“To increase our international effort against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) we need to strengthen our efforts on FGM as a part of other relevant development priorities – like gender equality, maternal- and child health, primary education and human rights.” Said Norway’s Deputy Permanent Representative May-Elin Stener at the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM event at the UN. Read more