Peace Efforts

Photo: Marta B. Haga.

“Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman are each in their own right worthy winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Government welcomes the award of this year’s prize to these three women. It is recognition of women’s nonviolent efforts to promote peace and democracy,” said Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more

Photo: Wojtek Ogrodowczyk/Flickr (CC 2.0 BY-NC).

“Norway has, together with key Arab and European countries, taken the initiative to bring the grave situation in Syria before the UN General Assembly,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more

Already internally displaced, the refugees in the border areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile Area are even worse off as they have to live with the fear of their camps being bombed. 
Photo: UN Photo/Paul Banks.

Norway condemns the bombing of the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan by the Sudanese military, and urges the parties to come to the negotiating table to find a solution to the conflict in Southern Kordofan State and Blue Nile State. Read more

UNAMID peacekeeper with an internally displaced person in the Zam Zam IDP Camp. The presence of women peacekeepers in places such as Darfur helps to provide a greater sense of security to local populations, including women and children. . 
Photo: UNAMID/Gonzalez Farran.

Norway has funded a new e-learning course on women, peace and security. The initiative was launched by UN Women in partnership with the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) on Monday 24 October. It is intended to advance understanding of the core components of the UN Security Council’s resolutions on women and peace and security and promote their regional and national implementation. Read more

“The news that the Libyan city of Sirte has now fallen and that former dictator Muammar Gaddafi is dead marks a historic turning point for Libya,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more