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

What role can social media play in order to promote democracy and human rights? This was the theme for the fourth Trygve Lie Symposium on Fundamental Freedoms which took place on the opening day of the 66th UN General Assembly in New York. Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre led the debate. Read more

Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre will host the Symposium. Here he is visiting the Tahrir Square in Cairo in March this year. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What role can social media play in order to promote democracy and human rights? This is the theme for the fourth Trygve Lie Symposium which takes place on the same day as the opening of the 66th UN General Assembly in New York. 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

Photo: By Al Jazeera English/Flickr/CC licence.

“I am deeply concerned about the deterioration in the human rights situation in Bahrain,” commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more