Double support for renewable energy
'Access to renewable energy is crucial for sustainable development and job creation in poor countries.
Concerted effort to advance the 2030 Agenda in development policy
'The overall aims of Norwegian aid are to fight poverty and alleviate suffering. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are bringing the countries of the world together in a concerted effort to eliminate poverty by 2030.
Norway increases famine response to NOK 673 million
More than 20 million people in four countries are on the brink of famine.
First ever white paper on the place of the oceans in Norwegian foreign and development policy
‘The Government is stepping up its efforts to promote Norway’s ocean interests. We intend to make sustainable use of the oceans a global priority,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
The world gathers at Commission on the Status of Women
This year's theme at the Commission on the Status of Women is women’s economic empowerment in a changing world of work. The situation and rights of indigenous women will be given extra attention.
Youth delegates at the United Nations
For three weeks youth delegates Margrete Bjørge Katanasho and Jarle Aarbakke Tollaksen will raise the voices of young people in the UN.
Trygve Lie Symposium on “Human Rights Up front: Preventing Human Rights Crisis Worldwide”
The seventh annual Trygve Lie Symposium took place during the United Nations High Level Week, and this year’s topic was “Human Rights Up Front: Preventing Human Rights Crisis Worldwide”.
Significant increase in Norway's aid to Iraq
'The people of Iraq are in urgent need of aid. Norway is already providing a considerable amount of humanitarian assistance to the region.
Civilians in Aleppo in desperate need of help
'Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations' appeal for a pause in hostilities.
World Humanitarian Day – enormous unmet needs
‘Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway’s humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million.
The world gathers at the Commision on the Status of Women
This year's Commission on the Status of Women tells us what equality means today, and how we want to work towards equality and rights for women in the future.