Values and priorities

Climate change and the environment

Climate change and environmental damage are two of the most dramatic challenges facing the world today. Many countries are already feeling the effects of climate change. In our part of the world, the changes in the Arctic region are particularly dramatic and worrying.

Peace, stability and security

The security challenges facing the world are becoming increasingly complex. Political solutions are needed to end wars and armed conflicts. Terrorism and organised crime have to be fought across national borders.

Development policy and humanitarian efforts

Worldwide, one billion people are living in extreme poverty. We have a global responsibility to help people in need and contribute to long-term development and a more equitable world.

Energy and marine resources

The growing world population will need more and more food and energy. Sustainable use of marine resources will help to meet this demand.

Norway today

Situated in the northernmost corner of Europe, Norway is a constitutional monarchy with a high level of gender equality, welfare and economic stability.

Arts and culture

Norway has a vibrant arts and culture sector that has deep historical roots. Today, as in the past, many Norwegian artists and other cultural professionals find inspiration beyond Norway’s national borders.

The High North

The Arctic is changing. Climate change and melting sea ice are creating challenges but also opportunities in the north. International cooperation is more important than ever.