Satellite technology to the rescue
Developments in global mobile connection is changing the way humanitarian organisations operate. Norwegian satellite and renewable energy technology are part of driving this change, expanding what is possible.
New Minister of Foreign Affairs
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Norwegian Government.
Mental health on the agenda
WHO’s annual forum on mental health, the mhGAP Forum, took place in Geneva 9 – 10 October. Ambassador Brattskar contributed to the discussion with a statement about Norway’s efforts to strengthen the mental health response both at home and abroad.
Making trade a positive force for change
Last week, Norway participated in an ad hoc expert group discussion on the prospects for a positive interplay between trade and environmental policies in mitigating climate change, convened by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (U
Humanitarian – private partnership and innovation
Partnership and humanitarian innovation was the overarching theme last week, as the Permanent Mission of Norway welcomed nine Norwegian companies to Geneva for a capacity-building course.
Nansen Award: a win for education
On what looked like a foggy night in Geneva, a shimmer of humanitarian hope cleared the sky: this year’s Nansen Refugee Award winner Mr. Zannah Mustapha.
WTO Public Forum 2017 – “Trade: Behind the Headlines”
From 26 to 28 September 2017, the Public Forum “Trade: Behind the Headlines” took place at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.
Together against mercury emissions
28 Sept 2017 - This week Norway, together with Ministers from all around the word, join forces against the adverse effects of mercury emissions.
Ending violence against children
“We owe it to the children to step up and speak out against physical and psychological violence”.
Are you ready for the UN Human Rights Council elections?
Norway, in cooperation with Universal Rights Group (URG), hosted, 19 September, a reception to mark the launch of the yourHRC Election Guide to the 2017 UN Human Rights Council (HRC) elections.
Nansen Refugee Award 2017 goes to...
Zannah Mustapha - a visionary Nigerian teacher who has championed education and the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria.