Peace Efforts

Former Olympic Champion and Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Lord Coe, making his address to the General Assembly. 
Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

Norway, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, warmly welcomes the UN resolution on the Olympic Truce. The United Kingdom formally submitted the resolution to the General Assembly, and all the other UN member states chose to co-sponsor the resolution. Read more

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with Norwegian State Secretary Espen Barth Eide and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, Hilde Frafjord Johnson. 
Photo: Scan News/Cia Pak.

On September 23, Norway, the United States and United Kingdom hosted a dinner to celebrate South Sudan. The three host countries, also known as the troika, helped broker the 2005 peace accord between north and south Sudan. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attended the event. Read more

Ms. Maren Eline Kleiven, police sergeant, Ms. Kristiana Powell, Acting Chief, Security Reform Unit, Department Peacekeeping Operations and Ms. Kristin Ottesen Kvigne Assistant National Police Commissioner at Norwegian National Police Directorate. 
Photo: Ingjerd Jensen.

Ms. Kristin Kvigne and Ms. Maren Kleiven from the Norwegian Police Service visited United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations for discussion on policing and justice engagement in field operations. Read more

As the sun sets, hundreds of refugees from Libya line up for food at a transit camp near the Tunisia-Libya border. Unfrozen funds can make it easier for them to return to their homes. 
Photo: UN Photo/OCHA/David Ohana.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre commented, “I am pleased that the UN Sanctions Committee has agreed to Norway’s request to release the USD 370 million belonging to the Central Bank of Libya that are currently in Norwegian bank accounts. This is an important means of helping the country’s new authorities in a difficult transition period.” Read more

Members of the Security Council visiting South Sudan watch a demonstration by the Livestock Protection Unit of the South Sudan Police Service in Malau, Jonglei State. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Paul Banks.

Norway demands that humanitarian access should be allowed to the two conflict-affected states in Sudan and urges the parties to engage in political negotiations. Read more