New Minister of Foreign Affairs
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Norwegian Government.
Satellite technology to the rescue
Developments in global mobile connection is changing the way humanitarian organisations operate. Norwegian satellite and renewable energy technology are part of driving this change, expanding what is possible.
Mental health on the agenda
WHO’s annual forum on mental health, the mhGAP Forum, took place in Geneva 9 – 10 October. Ambassador Brattskar contributed to the discussion with a statement about Norway’s efforts to strengthen the mental health response both at home and abroad.
Norway participates in seminar on trade and climate
Last week the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, convened an ad hoc expert group to discuss the prospects for a positive interplay between trade and environmental policies in mitigating climate change.
Humanitarian – private partnership and innovation
Partnership and humanitarian innovation was the overarching theme last week, as the Permanent Mission of Norway welcomed nine Norwegian companies to Geneva for a capacity-building course.