International Development

Photo: UN Photo/UNODC .

UN member states met on Tuesday July 26 to discuss how transnational organized crime and drug trafficking threaten development efforts. Norway suggested that a global UN strategy should be established to combat this. Read more

From left, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette Marit, Her Royal Majesty Queen Sonja and Mayor of Oslo Fabian Stang. 
Photo: Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Andrea Gjestvang.

Norway and the United States had agreed to increase efforts together to improve women’s and children’s health in poor African countries through the Saving Mothers, Giving Life partnership. The commitment was announced at the conference - “A World in Transition – Charting a New Path in Global Health” - which took place in the Norwegian capital Oslo. Read more

From left, Unicef Executive Director Tony Lake, Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Nigeria's Minister of State for Health Muhammad Ali Pate and UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Sigrun Agøy Engum.

Affordable, life-saving medicines and health supplies with the potential to save millions of lives are not reaching the children and women who most need them.To help change this, the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children met in New York on May 22. The meeting was chaired by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Read more

Photo: Angela Neumann/UN Photo.

After hard and long negotiations the resolution on the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) regarding youth and adolescence was adopted during overtime. Different fractions opposed each other during the negotiations, and the political differences were made evident. This was especially clear when it came to the case of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for youth, which w... Read more

Ambassador of Kenya Josephine Ojiambo (left), Ambassador of Norway Morten Wetland and Member of Parliament of Finland Jani Tolvola at side event. 
Photo: NorwayUN/Sigrun Agøy Engum.

It was full house when the Missions of Finland, Kenya and Norway to the United Nation together with International Planned Parenthood hosted an event titled “The need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Youth”. The event was arranged during the Commission on Population and Development (CPD). Read more