Values and priorities

Climate change and the environment

Climate change and environmental damage are two of the most dramatic challenges facing the world today. Many countries are already feeling the effects of climate change. In our part of the world, the changes in the Arctic region are particularly dramatic and worrying.

Energy and marine resources

The growing world population will need more and more food and energy. Sustainable use of marine resources will help to meet this demand.

Norwegian society

Modern Norway is characterised by a high level of welfare, gender equality and economic stability.

Peace, stability and security

The security challenges facing the world are becoming increasingly complex. Political solutions are needed to end wars and armed conflicts. Terrorism and organised crime have to be fought across national borders.

Development policy and humanitarian efforts

Worldwide, one billion people are living in extreme poverty. We have a global responsibility to help people in need and contribute to long-term development and a more equitable world.

The High North

Large parts of Norway lie north of the Arctic Circle. Sound management of the abundant Arctic resources is high on Norway’s agenda. This requires global cooperation based on scientific knowledge and international law.

Arts and culture

Norway has a vibrant arts and culture sector that has deep historical roots. Today, as in the past, many Norwegian artists and other cultural professionals find inspiration beyond Norway’s national borders.