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Director of ODIHR visits Oslo

This week, Oslo is visited by the Director of ODIHR, Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir. On 19 April, Mrs. Ingibjörg Sólrún will be meeting with several Norwegian institutions working in the field of human rights, among them the ombudsman for equality and anti-discrimination, and the National Institution for Human Rights. She will also meet members of parliament as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide.

ODIHR is OSCE’s permanent institution created to provide support assistance and expertise on promoting democracy, rule of law, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination. Mrs. Ingibjörg Sólrún has held the position of director since July 2017.

Together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Ingibjörg Sólrún will attend a seminar in the evening of 19 April arranged by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). The topic for discussion will be how human rights can play a part in international security policy, especially within the OSCE region. The fact that respect for human rights plays a vital role in ensuring long term peace and stability has been an important focus of Norwegian foreign policy for many years.