State Secretary Marianne Hagen is representing Norway at an informal gathering of WTO Ministers in New Delhi 19 - 20 March 2018
The participants will discuss the way forward for the WTO after the 11th ministerial conference that was held in Buenos Aires in December 2017.
Minister Eriksen Søreide: More support for OHCHR
On 26 Feb 2018 Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide, participated in the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC37) and also committed more resources in support of UN human rights efforts.
New WHO Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a key role to play in collecting data on attacks against health workers, facilities and vehicles.
UDHR 70 years: All equal in dignity and rights
22 Feb 2018 – Norway, together with the UN70 group, consisting of Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, Jordan, Ghana, Ethiopia and New Zealand welcomed other countries and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Un
Norway's Statement in the High Level Segment
As delivered by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide 26 February 2018
Teleporting decision-makers to humanitarian sites?
From 5 – 9 February 2018 OCHA held its annual Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) with meetings across networks, panel debates, expert talks, speed-networking, exhibits and networking opportunities related to humanitarian response and
Norway renews support for Mine Ban Treaty
Norway will make a voluntary contribution of NOK 295 000 to the operations of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Implementation Support Unit in 2018.
Norway's statement during the 7th trade policy review of Malaysia in the World Trade Organisation.
Trade Policy Reviews (TPRs) are an exercise, mandated in the WTO agreements, in which members' trade and related policies are examined and evaluated at regular intervals. The 7th TPR of Malaysia took place on 14 and 16 February 2018.
Improving Statistics on Forced Displacement
On 6 February 2018 the Permanent Mission of Norway, the International Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) and the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) held a joint event on improved statistics on internally displaced persons (IDP) and re
Ending Female Genital Mutilation is a Political Decision
6 February 2018 – Eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) requires a collective will at local, national and regional levels. One girl subjugated to FGM is one girl too many.
New Minister of International Development
On 17 January 2018 Mr Nikolai Astrup of The Conservative Party (‘Høyre’) was appointed Minister of International Development in an extraordinary session of the Council of State.
Gender Perspectives are Key in Humanitarian response
Norway is committed to gender equality and the rights of women. On 26 January 2018, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Norway co-organised a roundtable meeting focusing on accountability in integrating gender perspectives in humanitarian action.