Acting Together to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crisis
Norway is today hosting the first-ever thematic humanitarian conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian crises.
Statement on Venezuela
Norway announces that it has had preliminary contacts with representatives of the main political actors of Venezuela, as part of an exploratory phase, with the aim of contributing to finding a solution to the situation in the country.
Norwegian Government increases efforts to combat child marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-selective abortion (son preference)
Harmful practices, such as child marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-selective abortion or son preference, are violations of human rights and discriminate against women.
UN Secretary-General extends Prime Minister’s role as SDG Advocate
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the new composition of his Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group.
Norway supports Ebola response in DR Congo
The Government is providing NOK 7.8 million to the efforts to tackle the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Security Council meeting on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Note to the press following the UN Security Council meeting on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the adoption of resolution 2467 on 23 April 2019.
Norway calls for civilian rule and reforms in Sudan
A peaceful transition to civilian rule in Sudan is crucial. Norway appeals for reforms in Sudan.
Norway increases support to UNRWA by NOK 100 million
Norway is providing an additional NOK 100 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to support humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees affected by the Syria crisis.
Increased contribution to Green Climate Fund
Norway plans to double the contribution to the Green Climate Fund to appx USD 93 (NOK 800 million) a year from 2020.
Norway increases funding for humanitarian efforts in the wake of Cyclone Idai
The UN has asked for a substantial increase in funding for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai. ‘The needs are huge.
Resolution on environmental human rights defenders adopted in UN Human Rights Council
A Norwegian-led resolution on environmental human rights defenders was adopted by consensus in the UN Human Rights Council yesterday.