A verification exercise took place at the mock-up nuclear weapon dismantlement facility in Norway in June 2009.

On Thursday May 13, Norway and the UK presented work on their joint initiative to the 2010 NPT Review Conference. The UK-Norway Initiative is a unique collaboration between a Nuclear Weapon State (UK) and a Non-Nuclear Weapon State (Norway). The non-governmental organisation VERTIC is providing independent observations. Read more

State Secretary Gry Larsen at the United Nations. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Emma K. Lydersen.

The atmosphere has never been better in terms taking dramatic steps towards nuclear disarmament. Norway stands ready to act. This was the main message in State Secretary Gry Larsen’s statement at the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in New York on Tuesday May 4. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitzl.

The UN General Assembly on Monday 19 April held a thematic debate on disarmament and non-proliferation. Deputy Permanent Representative Mona Juul moderated the first discussion panel under the theme: “Disarmament and world security: Challenges for the international community and the role of the United Nations”. Read more

Burkina Faso and Moldova delivered their instruments of ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions to the United Nations this month. That means the necessary 30 states has been reached for the treaty to enter into force August 1st, 2010. The occasion was marked by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations with a reception at the United Nations Headquarter Building, Friday 1... Read more

Photo: Forsvarets Mediesenter/Torbjørn Kjosvold.

“It’s finally clear that the ban will take effect. Through this convention we’ve contributed to making the world safer, we’ve strengthened international humanitarian law and those affected will now finally get help,” says Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more