International Development

Norway's Junior Minister for International Development Arvinn Gadgil, UN-Habitat's Executive Director Joan Clos, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US State Department's Youth Advisor Ronan Farrow. 
Photo: Norway UN Mission/Sigrun Agøy Engum.

Half of the world's population is younger than 30 years. - The fact that young people are not being heard is a waste of resources and could become a threat to the world peace. The UN now signals that they take this challenge seriously, said Norwegian Junior Minister for International Development Mr Arvinn Gadgil, after a meeting with UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon in New York. Read more

A ward at Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadish. 
Photo: UN Photo/Stuart Price.

A new Norwegian-led research project is to identify the economic benefits of investing in women’s health. Read more

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and UN Foundation Chairman Ted Turner. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Emma Lydersen.

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has received the "Champion for Global Change Award" from the UN Foundation and the UN Association - USA (UNA-USA). He is honoured for the work he and Norway's government has done in promoting global health, climate initiatives and energy for all-agenda. Read Stoltenberg's speech from the Global Leadership Awards dinner. Read more

Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development, Mr. Erik Solheim, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. 
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragnhild Simenstad.

Today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched this year’s Human Development Report. The report includes the 2011 Human Development Index, which measures countries’ ability to provide opportunities for people to improve their living conditions. Norway is at the top of this index. Read more

The Norwegian Parliamentarians meet with former Norwegian Prime Minister, Ms. Gro Harlem Brundtland.
From left: Mr. Kjetil Solvik-Olsen, Ms. Line Henriette Hjemdal, Ms. Anne Tingelstad Wøien, Ms. Tove Linnea Brandvik, Mr. Håkon Haugli, Mr. Mikael Tetzschner. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Anders Aalbu.

Every fall the Norwegian Parliament, the Storting, sends two delegations to the UN. What impressions are these members of parliament left with after their four week visit? The participating parliamentarians shared their thoughts on the eve of departure. Read more