Peace Efforts

When military and police personnel participate in UN Peacekeeping Operations, they bring a lot of equipment essential to the mission mandate. For two weeks, Norway was vice-chair for the Working Group on the terms for the equipment. Read more

‘Norway will play an active and constructive role in the UN Peacebuilding Commission. We will use our experience in the areas of conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding to strengthen the UN’s work to promote peace and development,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

'It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is vital that all those who want to see an end to the long conflict actively support the agreement,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Norwegian police officers ready for assignment in Colombia. From the left: Synnøve Stette, Hanne Andersen and Tordis Ibanez. 
Photo: Politiets digitale bildearkiv.

Norway contributes three police women to the UN observer mission in Colombia. Read more

Soliders celebrating International Peace Day 2013 in Naquora, Lebanon. 
Photo: UNIFIL Photo/Pasqual G. Marcos.

Violent conflicts are increasing in number and in complexity. Their humanitarian consequences are devastating, and a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes. ‘Preventing conflicts is infinitely preferable to repairing the damage they cause once they begin. It is also cheaper. Norway will now increase its support to the UN Peacebuilding Fund by NOK 115 million over a period ... Read more