Gender Equality

Photo: Un Photo/Paulo Filgueiras.

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a new resolution on Women, Peace and Security. Resolution 2122 introduces stronger measures to enable women to participate in conflict resolution and recovery, and lays out concrete provisions that will lead to a more systematic implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. This is an agenda Norway strongly support. Read more

Hilde Klemetsdal, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and Unni Rambøll, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the last day of the CSW negotiations. 
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«Norway is very satisfied with the outcome of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The outcome document agreed by consensus, gives strong recommendations to eliminate and prevent all forms of violence against women and girls,” Counsellor Ms. Hilde Klemetsdal stated after tough negotiations. Read more

Photo: NorwayUN/Kjersti Mosli.

This years' UN Commission on the Status of Women from 4th to 15th of March is the largest conference ever to focus on the topic of violence against women and girls. Read more

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Every 17 May, we celebrate Norway’s constitution. This is a day for commemorating the ideals of freedom and equality. It is also the date of the International Day Against Homophobia and transphobia, which will be marked all over the world. Read more

Norwegian and Haitian police officers at the hand-over ceremony in Port-au-Prince. 
Photo: Norway UN Mission.

A Norwegian police team has been working with the UN in Haiti to promote the position of women within the Haitian National Police Service. First Lady Sophia Martelly was there when the new Office of Women’s Affairs was handed over to a Haitian national coordinator. Read more