Group of Friends to Combat Marine Plastic Pollution
Antigua and Barbuda, Norway and the Maldives will launch the new Group of Friends to Combat Plastic Pollution on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2020.
Record Norwegian support for humanitarian efforts and protection
Large parts of this year’s record-high NOK 5.5 billion humanitarian budget is now being disbursed to the United Nations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Norwegian humanitarian organisations.
Norway renews support for global ceasefire and stronger focus on the needs of people over politics
As the global impact of the Covid-19 outbreak grows, Norway stresses that the appeal for global ceasefire is more important than ever.
Norway to play leading role in international coronavirus summit
The Coronavirus Global Response Summit will be held on 4 May, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg will be one of the co-chairs.
Norway contributes to IAEA test-kits against Covid-19
Norway contributes NOK 22,5 million to Covid-19 test-kits provided by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Norwegian aid to developing countries hits record high
Norway gave a record NOK 37.8 billion in aid to developing countries in 2019, slightly more than 1 per cent of the gross national income (GNI).
Joint Statement on COVID-19
Joint statement by Her Excellency Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, MP, Her Excellency Ms. Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Her Excellency Ms. Katrin Eggenberger, Her Excellency Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide, His Excellency Dr.
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.