Disarmament

‘Concrete steps for disarmament and non-proliferation are the key to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons. Tangible and credible initiatives are needed in this area if we are to make headway. Norway will not support proposals that would weaken NATO’s role as a defence alliance. A process to achieve a ban on nuclear weapons that is not supported by any of the countries that actually have... Read more

Norway condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today. ‘The DPRK has once again defied a united international community by carrying out a fifth nuclear test,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Norway co-sponsored the resolution 2270 (2016) together with a number of other like-minded countries. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

‘Norway supports the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council today of a resolution to impose tighter measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to its recent nuclear test and rocket launch,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

A United Nations peacekeeper takes stock of weapons and ammunition collected during the demobilization process in Matembo, North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret.

This week, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly will consider almost 60 resolutions in the fields of disarmament, non-proliferation and international security. ‘As in previous years, Norway is actively supporting several UN resolutions that aim to bring us closer to a world free of nuclear weapons,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Photo: NorwayUN/Kjersti Mosli.

«The use of explosive weapons in densely populated areas is a threat to our duty to protect children at all levels», Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen stated in a panel debate on the impact of explosive weapons in populated areas. Read more