International Development

Minister of Health and Care Services, Ms. Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, in the middle with Anne Lise Ryel (Norwegian Cancer Society) on her left side and Øystein Bakke (Forut) on the right. 
Photo: Ingrid Vigerust/Department of Health.

The UN has for the first time put Non-communicative deceases (NCD) on the agenda. All 193 member states agreed on a declaration to target the global threat that diabetes, pulmonary diseases, cancer and cardio diseases represents, both for health-, economy- and social development. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten .

The 2011 High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS concluded Friday. The final declaration includes important references to populations at higher risk of the disease, men having sex with men being one of them. Read more

Side event on global campaign for women's and children's health. Opening remarks by UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador HRH The Crown Princess. Watch video here. Read more

Photo: Preston Merchant (Copyright).

As Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit is taking part in the UN High-Level Meeting on Aids from June 7-9, along with Minister for Development Erik Solheim, and Deputy Minister for Health Ragnhild Mathisen. Read more

On World No Tobacco Day, the Permanent Missions of Norway, Thailand and Uruguay to the UN hosted a luncheon to celebrate to celebrate the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world's answer to the tobacco epidemic. Read more