Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Foreign Minister Børge Brende discussed the situation in Syria and the importance of progress in the UN-led peace talks, adherence to the ceasefire and humanitarian access. The situation in Columbia, migration and preparation for the donor meeting for Palestinians in Brussels on 19 April, were among other topics.
During the meeting Mr. Brende promised that Norway will contribute NOK 8.5 million to the UN Development Programme's new stabilization fund for Libya.
Brende and Ban also discussed preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23 May. The follow up after the Oslo Summit on Education in July last year, and the process leading to the completion of the report from the Education Commission in September this year, was also on the agenda.