International community joins Norway in supporting human rights defenders
UN Member States unanimously endorsed the free and independent role of human rights defenders at the UN today. The draft resolution was put forward by Norway, which chaired the negotiations.
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.
Surviving Terrorism: Victims' Voices from Norway
UN Office of Counter-Terrorism release the first film in a documentary series aimed to show how surviving victims of terrorism can help shape effective strategies to counter terrorism and help other victims with their recovery.
Increased humanitarian aid to Ethiopia
‘The humanitarian situation in parts of Ethiopia is dire as a result of long-term drought,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Extension of rotation for transport aircraft to Mali
Norway, together with Denmark, Belgium and Portugal have signed a new Letter of Intent prolonging the air transport services to the UN mission in Mali from November 2018 until November 2020.
Successful launch of new global index for women, peace and security
Norway launched the new global index for women, peace and security in New York. The index is the first of its kind, combining data on women's security, social inclusion and legal protection in a global ranking.
Increase in humanitarian aid for Rohingya crisis
Norway increases humanitarian aid for the Rohingya crisis with NOK 25 million.
New Minister of Foreign Affairs
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Norwegian Government.
Increase in Norway's aid budget for 2018
Norway increases the aid budget for 2018 to a total of NOK 35.1 billion (appx. USD 444.1 million). The budget proposal is equivalent to around 1 % of gross national income (GNI).
Anniversary resolution on Human Rights Defenders
20 years after the UN adopted the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, Norway facilitates the resolution on Human Rights Defenders.
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.