New international conference on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises
Together with the UN and other partners, Norway will host an international pledging conference to strengthen efforts to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises.
Spring 2019: New trainees at Norway's Mission to the UN
Earlier this month our new trainees arrived from Norway. Here is a brief introduction to their various backgrounds and their work at the delegation.
Norway's report on human rights to the UN
‘Norway’s third report to the UN Human Rights Council shows that the Government has done a great deal to strengthen human rights in Norway,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Norwegian Government launches new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
The goal of Norway's new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is to ensure that the rights, needs and priorities of both women and men are safeguarded throughout all Norwegian efforts aimed at peace and security.
Provides USD 8,7 million to UN Peacebuilding Fund
Norway is providing appx USD 8,7 million (NOK 75 million) to the UN Peacebuilding Fund. A good deal of this funding will be channelled to the vulnerable Sahel region.
Increases humanitarian efforts
'Once again, it seems likely that humanitarian needs will reach record heights,’ said Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Norway assumes presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty
On 30 November, Norway takes over the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty.
Changes to Norway’s aid budget
According to new figures, ODA-approved refugee expenses in Norway have dropped by NOK 200 million this year. This will make it possible to increase allocations to various priority areas in the 2018 aid budget.
International conference on health in developing countries
Representatives of almost 20 countries will be gathering in Oslo on 6 November to take part in the first replenishment event of the Global Financing Facility (GFF).
Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen to be UN Special Envoy for Syria
‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and peaceful political solution in Syria,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Sø
Let’s celebrate cooperation!
If we are to solve the greatest challenges of our time, we need more – not less – international cooperation.