Other Statements

Published 12/17/2011 // 

This brief statement to the preparatory committee for the Rio 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development was delivered by Ms. Marianne Loe, senior advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of foreign affairs. She stressed that Norway favours a short, concise, political outcome document and which themes Norway hopes will be emphasised.

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Published 12/16/2011 // 

State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Gry Larsen, presented Norway's statement at the high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). For 2012, Norway's main contribution to the CERF will be 58 million US dollars (350 million NOK).

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Published 12/16/2011 // 

This statement to the preparatory committee for the Rio 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development was delivered by Ms. Marianne Loe, senior advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of foreign affairs. This second open-ended informal Intersessional meeting was a discussion on the compilation document.

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Published 12/6/2011 // 

This statement delivered during the UN Women Board meeting was delivered by Ms. Ingrid Mollestad, Senior Advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norway is pleased that this first year has brought us a long way in the direction of building a robust and effective entity for women’s rights and gender equality.

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Published 11/15/2011 // 

This statement was delivered by H.E. Mr. Paul Seger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations on behalf of the informal group of like-minded States on targeted sanctions.

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Published 10/27/2011 // 

Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith, presented this statement at the launch of the Norwegian-funded e-learning course on women, peace and security. The training programme was launched by UN Women and the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) and tailored for the African, Latin American and the Caribbean contexts.

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Published 9/23/2011 // 

"The main issue before the United Nations General Assembly this week is the Palestinian quest for recognition. Less attention is being paid to a related, and no less important question: Are the Palestinians capable and ready to run a state?" These are the opening lines of Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre's op-ed in the International Herald Tribune. Read the full text here.

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Published 7/11/2011 // 

Ambassador Terje Hauge from the Section for Humanitarian Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, presented Norway's main statement to the The Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT PrepCom).

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Published 6/22/2011 // 

Counsellor Lene Richter Strand presented Norway's statement on child protection at UNICEF's annual meeting of the Executive Board. It was part of the "Thematic discussion on results and lessons learned in the medium-term strategic plan focus area 4: Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse."

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Published 6/21/2011 // 

Former UN Humanitarian Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland presented the Nansen Lecture on World Refugee Day 2011 to mark the 150 years since the birth of the great Norwegian polar explorer, scientist and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen. The lecture title was: "The Changing Face of Displacement in the 21st Century".

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