UN Reform

The UN's next Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the General Assembly after taking the oath of office, 12 December 2016. His term starts 1 January 2017. 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

The Nordic Foreign Ministers have sent their greetings and best wishes to the new Secretary-General of the UN. Read more

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with António Guterres while Guterres was UN High Commissioner for Refugees. 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

‘I am pleased that the Security Council has recommended the appointment of António Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General. He is highly qualified and has the personal qualities needed to head the UN in a world where more and more people are being affected by war, conflict and humanitarian disasters,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende have five recommendations intended for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, together with colleagues from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico and New Zealand. Read more

The signing of the agreement concerning One UN took place at the offices of UNDP in New York. Photo: Hansine Korslien/NorwayUN.

Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen and Deputy Assistant Secretary General Fadzai Gwaradzimba, UNDP, signed an agreement to implement the One UN model at country level. This agreement will strengthen the professionalization of the UN. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras.

“I welcome Ban Ki-moon’s announcement today that he will stand for re-election as United Nations Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon has been and continues to be a close partner in areas that are of high priority for both Norway and the UN. We look forward to continuing and deepening the collaboration,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Read more