Improving Statistics on Forced Displacement
On 6 February 2018 the Permanent Mission of Norway, the International Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) and the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) held a joint event on improved statistics on internally displaced persons (IDP) and re
Norway's statement during the 7th trade policy review of Malaysia in the World Trade Organisation.
Trade Policy Reviews (TPRs) are an exercise, mandated in the WTO agreements, in which members' trade and related policies are examined and evaluated at regular intervals. The 7th TPR of Malaysia took place on 14 and 16 February 2018.
New Minister of International Development
On 17 January 2018 Mr Nikolai Astrup of The Conservative Party (‘Høyre’) was appointed Minister of International Development in an extraordinary session of the Council of State.
Ending Female Genital Mutilation is a Political Decision
6 February 2018 – Eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) requires a collective will at local, national and regional levels. One girl subjugated to FGM is one girl too many.
Gender Perspectives are key in Humanitarian Response
Norway is committed to gender equality and the rights of women. On 26 January 2018, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Norway co-organised a roundtable meeting focusing on accountability in integrating gender perspectives in humanitarian action.