Human Rights

Young people have a democratic right to be involved in decision-making as peers, said youth delegate Remen. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Anders Aalbu.

When The Norwegian Children and Youth Council sends two delegates to the United Nations, it is because they know that youth participation still is an unsolved issue in many countries. Read more

Photo: Martin Lerberg Fossum.

The annual United Nations forum on indigenous issues opened Monday with Mr. Ole Johan Eira performing a ceremonial joik, a unique form of cultural expression for the Sámi people Read more

US Ambassador Susan Rice speaks at the LGBT event as UN Secretary-General Ban looks on. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Emma K Lydersen.

On International Human Rights Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that we commemorate not the “Partial” or “Sometimes” Declaration of Human Rights, but the “Universal” Declaration of Human Rights. Mr. Ban spoke at an event calling for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. Norway was one of the organisers of the event. Read more

From left, Frank La Rue; UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Deputy Permanent Representative Tine Mørch Smith and journalist Adela Navarro Bello from the Mexican weekly Zeta. 
Photo: Norway UN Mission/ Emma K Lydersen.

Every year a high number of journalists are killed at work around the world. This week, Norway contributed to putting the topic on the agenda in the UN. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Fred Noy.

Norway supports UN efforts to establish the right to clean drinking water and sanitation. Every year more children die of diseases caused by contaminated drinking water than of Aids, malaria and measles combined. Read more