New Oslo Action Plan to combat landmines
‘Under the Norwegian presidency, the new and ambitious Oslo Action Plan is being adopted to step up action against landmines.
Green response to refugee situations – urgent need for sustainable energy solutions
Join UNHCR’s Clean Energy Challenge and support the ambition that all refugee settlements and nearby host communities will have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030.
Global Refugee Forum 17 – 18 December 2019
Next week 17 – 18 December 2019 the first Global Refugee Forum will take place in Geneva.
2019 Nansen Refugee Award Goes to…
Kyrgyz human rights lawyer, Azizbek Ashurov, won the 2019 Nansen Refugee Award. The Award Ceremony, supported by Norway, took place in Geneva on 7 October 2019.
New Strategy on Non-Communicable Diseases
‘We cannot eradicate poverty by 2030 without better health. Norway’s new strategy to combat non-communicable diseases in developing countries makes a key contribution to those goals,’ says Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.
Beijing +25 Regional Review Meeting - Item 6 - Statement by State Secretary Frida Blomgren
The Norwegian Government’s view is clear: Violence against women and domestic violence is unacceptable and punishable. It is not a private matter but should be dealt with by Governments.
ILO 100, Centenary Conference, Opening 10 June 2019 Statement by Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg
For 100 years, the ILO has been a champion of: - active tripartite cooperation - binding international regulations - workers’ rights, and - equal conditions of competition and social justice. The term ‘decent work for all’ was coined by the ILO.
ILO 100: PM Solberg Visited Geneva
On 10 June 2019 Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited Geneva to participate in the High Level Opening of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Centenary celebrations.
Norway’s statement at the informal Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) and Heads of Delegations (HoDs) meetings 19 July 2019
Ambassador Dagfinn Sørli, Norway’s Permanent Representative to the WTO and EFTA, in his intervention delivered at the informal Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) and Heads of Delegations (HoDs) meetings on 19 July 2019, regretted to once again stress
Norway’s statement during ECOSOC’s Humanitarian Affairs Segment in Geneva 24-26 June 2019
Statement held by Kåre Stormark, Deputy Director General, Department for UN and Humanitarian Affairs, Norway
The EFTA Ministerial Meeting, Malbun, 24th June 2019
The EFTA summer Ministerial Meeting was convened in Malbun, Liechtenstein 24 June 2019. Ms. Aurelia Frick Minister for Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture, Liechtenstein chaired the meeting. Attending the gathering were also Mr.
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: