UN consensus on strengthening protection of human rights defenders
A Norwegian-led resolution on human rights defenders has been adopted by consensus in the UN Human Rights Committee.
Norway increases support for crisis-hit population of South Sudan
The humanitarian situation for people in South Sudan is dire. According to the UN, 7.2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. ‘The humanitarian crisis has now been exacerbated by heavy rains and floods.
Commitments worth NOK 583 billion for the ocean at the Our Ocean conference in Oslo
“I am very pleased with the great engagement shown at the Our Ocean conference these two days in Oslo. 370 commitments have been made, at a total value of at least NOK 583 billion (63 billion dollars),” said Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Norway steps up development assistance for promoting healthy and sustainable oceans
‘The world is facing major challenges, and a growing global population will need more food, more jobs and clean energy.
Government to provide NOK 3 billion to promote cleaner oceans
Norway will provide more than NOK 3 billion to a number of initiatives to promote sustainable ocean management in the period 2020-2024. The initiatives will be announced at the Our Ocean conference in Oslo, which begins today.
New resolution on Human Rights Defenders
A year after the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, Norway will introduce a General Assembly resolution focusing on implementation.
Launch of strategy to combat harmful practices
The Government launched its new strategy to combat harmful practices on the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child.
NOK 5.5 billion for humanitarian aid in 2020
‘The Government has proposed an increase of NOK 115 million in the overall humanitarian budget for 2020, bringing the total to NOK 5.5 billion. This is Norway’s largest humanitarian budget ever,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
NOK 1.4 billion increase in aid budget
The Government will intensify Norway’s work to promote achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its climate-related efforts, with an emphasis on the fight against hunger and poverty.
International cooperation, humanitarian aid and human rights are priorities
‘In a rapidly changing world, it is important that the Government pursues an active foreign policy that safeguards Norway’s interests, economy and jobs,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Intensified efforts and closer cooperation on human rights
‘Human rights are under considerable pressure. In response to this, we are increasing our support for human rights efforts by NOK 77 million in 2020,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.