Norway's Paper from the General Council, May 7 2019: "Pursuing the Development Dimension in WTO Rule-Making Efforts"
The following text is the full paper put forth by Norway at the WTO General Council May 7 2019, co-sponsored by Canada, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Switzerland:
Ambassador to the WTO, Dagfinn Sørli, elected Chair of the Committee on Budget, Finance, and Administration
Ambassador Sørli chaired his first meeting of the CBFA on 20 March 2019.
Education for Peace and Development
24 January 2019 marked the first International Day of Education. On 3 December 2018, the General Assembly passed the Resolution 73/25 that established a universal day for education.
Sexual violence against men and boys in humanitarian crises
Follow up to the Marrakech Conference and Declaration Expanding civic space and protecting human rights defenders
Side Event - Co-Organized by the GANHRI and OHCHR with the co-sponsorship of the Permanent Mission of Norway
20 years of protection: Celebrating the entry into force of the Mine Ban Convention
The Convention is celebrating 164 States Parties, 51.8 million stockpiled mines destroyed – each potentially saving a life or a limb, and vast areas of land successfully cleared.
International Women's day – Consolidating 25 years of achievements to accelerate the promise of Cairo
Praktikanter våren 2019
Vil du oppleve Norges rolle i multilateralt diplomati på nært hold? Norges faste delegasjon til Genève tilbyr praktikantopphold for norske studenter hvert semester.
State Secretary Marianne Hagen participates in WTO ministerial meeting
Norwegian State Secretary Marianne Hagen from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Davos, Switzerland on 24 and 25 January and participated in different discussions regarding ongoing work in the WTO.
Norway takes over the presidency of the Mine Ban Convention
“Last year, landmines and explosive remnants of war caused more than 7000 registered deaths and injuries. Each victim is one too many.