Norway’s Special Envoy to the High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy
Vidar Helgesen has been appointed Norway’s Special Envoy to the High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Norway to chair UN expert group on nuclear disarmament verification
Norway was today chosen to chair the UN Group of Governmental Experts to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament.
Norway push for more Ombudswork for Children
Children's rights are on the agenda in the UN. Norway takes part in the global discussion in many ways, like independent institutions protecting children's rights.
HRH The Crown Prince and Minister of International Development to visit Tonga, Fiji and Samoa
HRH Crown Prince Haakon will make an official visit to Tonga, Fiji and Samoa in the period 5-11 April 2019. Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein will accompany the Crown Prince on the visit to Tonga and Fiji.
The Troika on Cessation of Hostilities Violations in South Sudan
The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.
Norwegian resolution on internally displaced persons adopted in the UN
More than 40 million persons are displaced in their own countries due to conflict. Norway has put forward a resolution on internally displaced persons, which was adopted in the UN today. ‘This resolution is important.
Norway to provide NOK 660 million to UN’s human rights efforts
Norway has entered into a 4 year agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), totalling NOK 660 million.
A ‘women’s billion’ in support for women’s rights and gender equality
The Norwegian Government is proposing to allocate at least NOK 1 billion in support for women’s rights and gender equality as part of the 2019 aid budget.
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
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.
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.
Priority given to countries affected by conflict and fragility, humanitarian assistance, and human rights
In the 2019 budget, the Government has proposed to increase the allocation to countries affected by conflict and fragility and to people in need, and to step up efforts to promote human rights.