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Norway mobilises international support for vaccine development effort

Several countries are now supporting Norway’s appeal for funding for the development of a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus. Germany, Sweden, Finland and Denmark are among the countries that are now pledging millions.

Geneva Launch of the EAT-Lancet Report

Closing keynote by H.E. Ambassador Hans Brattskar at the Geneva launch of the EAT-Lancet report on healthy diets from sustainable food systems on 28 March 2019.

Norway’s Enduring Commitment to Eradicate Female Genital Mutilationh

Eradicating FGM continues to be a key policy priority for Norway. On the 6th of February, Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Norway’s Permanent Representative to the UN, opened the session of the 16th  “International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation” at the United Nations in Geneva.

Closing the mental health gap

Statement by Ambassador Hans Brattskar at the opening of the WHO mhGAP Forum 9 September 2017.

A gender reality check in global health

Introductory remarks by Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Permanent Representative, at Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies and Women in Global Health, Friday 14 October 2016, 17:30 – 19:00.

State Secretary Lisbeth Normann’s Statement During the WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

On 17 March 2015, State Secretary of Norway Lisbeth Normann held a statement during the WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. The full statement is posted below

A Global Health Governance Landmark

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) marks a milestone in global health governance and, in the Norwegian experience, offers legal protection, said Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, at the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), 27 February 2015. Read his full statement below:

Norwegian Statements at the Special Session on Ebola

Statements by the Norwegian Delegation, 25.01.2015

Norwegian Statement at the Launch of the second WHO Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)

Statement by Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, Monday 19 January 2015

Global status report on violence prevention launched in Geneva

The Global Status Report on Violence Prevention, launched on 11 December 2014, documents the scale, the impact and importantly; what can be done in terms of prevention programmes, legislation and services to victims. Read the statement by Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, Permanent Representative of Norway, below.

Norway’s Enduring Commitment to Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation

Opening statement delivered on the 6th of February by Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Permanent Representative of Norway, highlighting the 15th Anniversary of the International Day for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation