Defence-related exports from Norway in 2018
The Government presented the annual white paper on exports of defence-related products. In 2018, Norwegian companies exported defence-related products and services worth NOK 5.8 billion. This is a decrease of NOK 6.3 billion compared with 2017.
Norwegian Government to step up efforts to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises
Norway is allocating NOK 1 billion to the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises in the period 2019 to 2021.
Norwegian Government increases efforts to combat child marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-selective abortion (son preference)
‘Harmful practices, such as child marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-selective abortion or son preference, are violations of human rights and discriminate against women.
UN Secretary-General extends Prime Minister’s role as SDG Advocate
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the new composition of his Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group; He has called on Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, to continue her work as Co-chair, together with the President of Ghan
Broad agreement in international donor group for Palestine (AHLC) on the need to find a way out of the Palestinian economic crisis
‘I am pleased that Israel and the Palestinian Authority are now working actively to solve the ongoing fiscal crisis and conflict over the transfers of tax revenues. The major cuts in public services in Palestine cannot continue.
Nordic ministers for the environment and climate call for a global framework on marine litter
During the meeting of the Nordic Council of Environment and Climate Ministers in Reykjavik, the Nordic ministers agreed to work for a global agreement combatting marine litter.
Amendments to the Children Act and the Citizenship Act on parentage and citizenship for children born outside Norway
On 1 April, amendments to the Children Act and the Citizenship Act on parentage and citizenship for children born outside Norway came into force.
Norway and the UN to host international conference on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crisis
Together with the UN and other partners, Norway will host an international pledging conference to strengthen efforts to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises. The conference will take place in Oslo on 23-24 May.
Lov om endringer i barnelova og statsborgerloven (foreldreskap og statsborgerskap for barn født i utlandet)
Den 1. april ikraftsettes endringer i barnelova og statsborgerloven om foreldreskap og statsborgerskap for barn født i utlandet.
Visit the Nordics
Nordic countries- destinations for nature enthusiasts and urban explorers.
North Atlantic Seafood Forum
North Atlantic Seafood Forum held a conference in Bergen 6 March 2019. Prime Minister Erna Solberg guested the event and said that ”Norway is deeply committed to the global ocean agenda and to the development of a sustainable ocean economy”.
Excludes exploration and production companies from the Government Pension Fund Global
The Norwegian Government is proposing to exclude companies classified as exploration and production companies within the energy sector from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) to reduce the aggregate oil price risk in the Norwegian economy.