Political Vision

Norway has launched a White Paper outlining its UN policy. The white paper “Norway and the United Nations: Common Future, Common Solutions”, launched in September 2012, addresses Norway`s relationship to the UN as well as today`s challenges which are more complex than they were in 1945 when the UN was founded. Read more

A coffee handler with coffee beans from Cooperative Café Timor, helping realise the Government's national priority of sustainable development. 
Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret.

General instructions have been drawn up for work in the General Assembly. It examines the main issues on the agenda and set out Norway’s priorities in various areas. These instructions provides insight to Norway’s UN policy and outlines Norway’s positions on themes such as sustainable economic and social development, international peace and security, human rights, and UN reform and financing. Read more

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg speaks to parliament.

On Monday August 1st, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Norwegian parliament, Stortinget, during the memorial for victims of the tragedy of 22 July, 2011. Read more

On Monday July 25th two hundred thousand people gathered in the centre of Oslo with flowers in their hands. They gathered in remembrance of the victims and in support of the survivors of the heinous attacks on Friday July 22nd. Among them was Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg who delivered this rousing speech. Read more