Human Rights

Foreign Minister, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, visiting the Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, in March 2011. 
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Frode Andersen.

“The Arab Spring has shown that efforts to promote democracy and human rights make a difference,” commented Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. The Government has increased its allocation to efforts to promote democracy and human rights in the budget for 2012 by NOK 45 million (appx USD 7,7). Read more

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