- Challenging times for trade and globalisation
- The world needs a strong multilateral trading system that can be the foundation for justice, equality and transparency in international trade, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide when she delivered the Norwegian main statement yest
Conclusion of bilateral market access negotiations between Norway and Belarus
This week, ambassadors Yury Ambrazevich of Belarus and Harald Neple of Norway signed the bilateral market access protocol between Belarus and Norway. Belarus is currently undergoing its accession process to the World Trade Organisation.
Jan Egeland & the Humanitarian Challenges of Today
On 6 December 2017, General Secretary of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland, paid a visit to the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva, and shared observations and reflections on challenges on the world’s many humanitarian crises.
Norway to maintain its support for UN Refugee Agency
Ambassador Hans Brattskar announced 5 December 2017 at the UNHCR pledging conference in Geneva that Norway will provide NOK 350 million in core funding for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in 2018.
More aid to Middle East & sub-Saharan Africa
An increase of NOK 453 mill to the humanitarian aid budget will largely be used in South Sudan, Somalia, the Lake Chad region, and underfunded crises in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as to the humanitarian response in Bangladesh.