International Development

Norway has been elected to serve on the UN Commission on Population and Development from 2012-2016. Norway is strongly committed to the Commission’s work and to the goal of universal access to reproductive health by 2015. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Louise Gubb .

An investment in sexual and reproductive health is an investment in life. Giving women access to modern methods of contraception, safe deliveries and safe abortions is key. Read Norway's statement to the UN Commission on Population and Development here: Read more

A panel at the civil society ahead of the UN HIV/Aids High-level meeting in June. 
Photo: UN Photo.

Norwegian UN delegates were mainly in listening mode as members of civil society discussed the upcoming High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS. The participants included leaders of religious, education, business and community-based groups from many different countries. Read more

State Secretary Ingrid Fiskaa has launched Norway's new Taxation for Development programme, which is aimed at helping poor countries increase their own tax revenues. Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania are the first three countries Norway is cooperating with in this field. Read more

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the new Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. 
Photo: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras.

The new head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, presented his vision for the Fund in New York on February 1st. Dr. Osotimehin visited Norway on February 10 and took part in a debate on how to improve maternal health in the developing world. Read more