ECOSOC Statement on COVID-19
Statement by the President of the Economic and Social Council Ambassador Mona Juul on the corona virus (COVID-19), 18 March 2020.
Norway assists Somalia en route to debt relief
Norway carried out a loan operation on 5 March that enabled Somalia to pay off all its debt arrears to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA). The loan of almost USD 366 million was repaid within 5 hours.
Norway to provide NOK 125 million to UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
‘UNRWA plays a key role in meeting the basic needs of Palestine refugees and in safeguarding their rights. The work of the organisation is also helping to prevent further instability in the Middle East.
Spring 2020: New trainees at Norway's mission to the UN
Spring is around the corner here in New York, which also means that our new trainees at the Mission have gotten settled and are embarking on their respective tasks.
Norway signs agreement on funding for Green Climate Fund
Norway has signed an agreement to provide NOK 3.2 billion in funding for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
International Day of Education 2020
Education is at the heart of sustainable development. It is the most powerful means to escape poverty.
Norway to strengthen cooperation with the UN on marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries
‘In the fight against marine litter, it is vital to strengthen the capacity to prevent pollution from shipping and fisheries in developing countries.
Norway to provide assistance for response to measles outbreak in Samoa
The Government of Samoa has declared a state of emergency in order to respond to the measles outbreak in the country, which is mainly affecting children.
New Oslo Action Plan to combat landmines
‘Under the Norwegian presidency, the new and ambitious Oslo Action Plan is being adopted to step up action against landmines.
Norway Launches International Development Strategy on Combating Non-Communicable Diseases
‘We cannot eradicate poverty by 2030 without better health. Norway’s new strategy to combat non-communicable diseases in developing countries makes a key contribution to those goals,’ says Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.
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.