Gender Equality

Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

'Gender equality and women's rights are key to promoting development. A new era requires new answers, and we are now modernising our approach to these issues. I am therefore pleased to present a new ambitious Action Plan for Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Secretary General of the Supreme Court of Norway Mr. Gunnar Bergby is Norway's Candidate to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Read more

Minister Solveig Horne at the CSW60 opening ceremony in the General Assembly Hall, with Geir O. Pedersen and Sami President Aili Keskitalo. 
Photo: Norway UN/Andrea Rognan.

This year's Commission on the Status of Women tells us what equality means today, and how we want to work towards equality and rights for women in the future. Read more

The United Nations celebrates the efforts of women's participation and influence in peace and reconciliation processes. Norway is represented by State Secretary Tone Skogen. 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