News 2012

Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland presented the prize to the leaders of the three main EU institutions. Photo: MFA/Eivind Skogen.

On Monday Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will host a working lunch for EU leaders who will be in Oslo to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony. Read more

President Abbas reccieved appluase from a standing UN General Assembly hall. Photo: Hansine Korslien/NorwayUN.

“I am delighted to see the overwhelming support the Palestinians have received for their application to become an observer state in the UN General Assembly,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide. Read more

UN's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas (right), in Ramallah in the West Bank earlier in November. 
Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

Norway will support the Palestinians’ bid to upgrade their status to become a non-member observer state when the matter is discussed in the UN General Assembly in New York on 29 November. Read more

Superstorm Sandy blew the plastic sheet over the roof of the General Assembly building off and damaged the delegates’ entrance.
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Photo: Norway UN Mission/Hansine Korslien.

The UN reopened Thursday 1 November after being closed for three days. The effects of the storm Sandy caused water damages in the basement, a small fire, non-operational cooling system and technical challenges. Read more

Youth delegates Åshild and Andreas outside the United Nations, right before presenting Norway's speech in the Third Committee. Photo: Hansine Korslien/NorwayUN.

Andreas Skjæret and Åshild Marie Vige are ready to raise young people's voice in the United Nations the two upcoming weeks. Read more

Norway’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Geir O. Pedersen in his new office on the 39th floor at the Norwegian Mission in New York. . 
Photo: Hansine Korslien/NorwayUN.

Mr. Geir O. Pedersen is looking forward to exciting years as Norway’s new Ambassador to the UN. Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo.

The official independent commission has published its report on the terrorist attacks in Norway on 22 July 2011. Read more

For the latest updates about Norwegian activities at the UN, follow our twitter stream @NorwayUN. Read more