Including the voice of refugees in the Global Compact
How do we ensure that refugee priorities remain central to the Global Compact on Refugees? This was one of the key questions when Norway and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) hosted a panel debate on refugee priorities for the Global Compact.
WTO members unite in support of the multilateral trading system in Buenos Aires
This week at the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Buenos Aires, Norway and 43 other WTO members from developed and developing countries joined in a Ministerial Statement affirming their support for the multilateral
WTO members join forces in Buenos Aires to empower women through trade
Yesterday at the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, 118 WTO members and observers joined together in support of the Ministerial Declaration on trade and women’s economic empowerment, seeking to economically empower women through parti
- Challenging times for trade and globalisation
- The world needs a strong multilateral trading system that can be the foundation for justice, equality and transparency in international trade, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide when she delivered the Norwegian main statement yest
Conclusion of bilateral market access negotiations between Norway and Belarus
This week, ambassadors Yury Ambrazevich of Belarus and Harald Neple of Norway signed the bilateral market access protocol between Belarus and Norway. Belarus is currently undergoing its accession process to the World Trade Organisation.
Jan Egeland & the Humanitarian Challenges of Today
On 6 December 2017, General Secretary of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland, paid a visit to the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva, and shared observations and reflections on challenges on the world’s many humanitarian crises.
Norway to maintain its support for UN Refugee Agency
Ambassador Hans Brattskar announced 5 December 2017 at the UNHCR pledging conference in Geneva that Norway will provide NOK 350 million in core funding for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in 2018.
Ending the HIV Epidemic
To fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we have to eliminate AIDS by 2030. We have never been closer, but there is still far to go. Today is World AIDS Day 2017.
More aid to Middle East & sub-Saharan Africa
An increase of NOK 453 mill to the humanitarian aid budget will largely be used in South Sudan, Somalia, the Lake Chad region, and underfunded crises in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as to the humanitarian response in Bangladesh.
New Agreement With Turkey Ensures Norwegian Trade
Norway and EFTA agree to modernize the free trade agreement with Turkey. The agreement will now also cover trade in services, environment and labor rights.
Norway contributes NOK 10.8 million to WTO’s trade related technical assistance activities
This week, Ambassador Harald Neple, Norway’s Permanent Representative to the WTO and EFTA, signed the 2017 Grant Agreement with the WTO, releasing a Norwegian contribution to the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF), the Standards and T