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Last updated: 1/17/2014 //

“We only had CPR and vinegar to help treat the children suffocating from the chemical attacks. Children were dying in my arms.” Ameenah Sawan and two other young Syrians surviving massacres in the suburbs of Damascus told their dramatic and tragic stories to UN diplomats.

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Last updated: 1/17/2014 //

- The world is not on track in achieving the climate goals we have set for ourselves, says Jens Stoltenberg. The former prime minister of Norway is newly appointed special envoy on Climate Change by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon together with the former president of Ghana, John Kufour.

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Last updated: 12/6/2013 //

“It was with great sorrow that I received the news that Nelson Mandela has died. On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I would like to express our deep sympathy with his widow, Graça Machel, the rest of his family, and the Government and people of South Africa,” said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Last updated: 11/15/2013 //

This week Norway’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited New York and the United Nations for the first time. He met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior UN officials. In his exchange with Ban, the critical situation in the Philippines and the crisis in Syria were key topics.

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Last updated: 10/11/2013 //

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 goes to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

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On Human Rights Day December 10 NBA basketball player Jason Collins and tennis legend Martina Navratilova will attend a panel discussion with UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay to raise awareness on LGBT rights. Join the discussion on Twitter using #Sport4LGBT.

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Last updated: 11/15/2013 //

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Prime Minister Erna Solberg to co-chair the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocacy Group. The Group supports the Secretary-General in building political will and mobilizing global action for the benefit of the poor and most vulnerable, aiming for the achievement of the MDGs by the 2015 target date.

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Last updated: 10/16/2013 //

Norway’s new Government was appointed today by His Majesty the King. It is a conservative minority government formed by the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, with Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg as Prime Minister.

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Last updated: 10/11/2013 //

"In order to create a better UN and better Peacekeeping we have to ensure that the right systems are in place to curb corruption. We must start a discussion now among member states, troop contributing countries and the UN system and the Department of peacekeeping on what we can do and how," said Norway’s ambassador Geir O. Pedersen at the launch of Transparency International’s report on...

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