UN Reform

The signing of the agreement concerning One UN took place at the offices of UNDP in New York. Photo: Hansine Korslien/NorwayUN.

Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen and Deputy Assistant Secretary General Fadzai Gwaradzimba, UNDP, signed an agreement to implement the One UN model at country level. This agreement will strengthen the professionalization of the UN. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras.

“I welcome Ban Ki-moon’s announcement today that he will stand for re-election as United Nations Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon has been and continues to be a close partner in areas that are of high priority for both Norway and the UN. We look forward to continuing and deepening the collaboration,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Read more

From the left: José Luis Cancela, The Permanent Representative of the Mission of Uruguay to the UN. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program. Morten Wetland, Permanent Representative of the Mission of Norway to the UN. 
Photo: Martin Lerberg Fossum.

A working lunch to discuss a more efficient United Nations. The Friends of UN Reform supports steps taken to make a more relevant and coherent UN at a country level. Read more

Norway's Ambassador Morten Wetland and Sigrid Kaag, Director of UNDP's Partnerships Bureau, at the signing. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Emma K Lydersen.

The Norwegian Government renewed its long term commitment to UN reform today, by signing a new cooperation agreement to provide additional funds for the United Nations Country Coordination Fund which is managed by Development Operations Coordination Office. Around USD 6,6 million (NOK 40 million) will be provided over the period 2010-2011. Read more

Norway again stated in GA that it is in favour of enlargement of the Security Council to make it more representative, but also stresses that it needs to be more efficient, thus supporting concrete proposals made by the Group of Five Small States. Read more