Gender Equality

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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

Norwegian and Haitian police officers at the hand-over ceremony in Port-au-Prince. 
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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

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Thursday, the UN Human Rights Council held the first debate on how the UN can help to combat violence and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs at that time, Jonas Gahr Støre commented, “This is a historic moment for the UN. Under the leadership of South Africa, we have at last had a debate on how the international community c... Read more

Under Secretary General Michelle Bachelet of UN Women at discussion on gender equality  - the Nordic way. 
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Michelle Bachelet of UN Women praised the the gender-equality policies of the Nordic countries' when she attended a seminar hosted by the Nordic Council of Ministers at the UN on Wednesday 29 February. Read more