Peace Efforts

’Despite the financial hardship facing the Palestinian government, I welcome all constructive steps that will contribute to strengthening the Palestinian economy. Both parties have proven that through leadership and compromise, progress is achievable,’ said Norway’s Foreign Minister, Børge Brende in the meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC). Read more

Photo: Dominiek Benoot, 2015.

'I would like to congratulate both parties on reaching agreement on the collection of electricity payments. This is the most extensive agreement between Israeli and Palestinian authorities for a very long time. Both parties have shown a willingness and ability to make compromises and have shown leadership in a difficult situation,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Photo: NOREF.

‘In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough. It is also of crucial importance that the whole of the communist movement National Democratic Front of the Philippines is now represented here in Oslo,’ said Minister of Forei... Read more

Force Commander Major General Kristin Lund speaks to UNFICYP troops. 
Photo: UNFICYP/Juraj Hladky.

Major General Kristin Lund of Norway ended her command of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus this week. Read more

Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and Sweden, today, signed a Letter of Intent establishing a two-year long rotation of military transport aircraft capacity for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), in the presence of USG for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, and USG for Field Support, Atul Khare. Read more