Norway to disburse NOK 125 million to UNRWA
‘The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is in a critical financial situation and is facing a severe funding gap.
Norway and the UN to host international conference on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises
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.
The world's largest football tournament for youth
Norway Cup will take place in Oslo July 27-August 3 this year
Norway assumes presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty
On 30 November, Norway takes over the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty.
Increased funding for International Organization for Migration
Norway is to provide NOK 15 million in core funding to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The funding was announced during the annual session of the IOM Council in Geneva on 27 November.
Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen to be UN Special Envoy for Syria
‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and peaceful political solution in Syria,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Sø
Norway increases support for humanitarian response in Yemen
‘I am deeply concerned about the grave humanitarian situation in Yemen. A large proportion of the population is suffering from a shortage of food and malnutrition.
Norway to make extraordinary contribution to Palestine refugees
‘The UN’s agency for Palestine refugees (United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA) is in a critical financial situation following the US decision to cut all funding to the organisation.
Ministerial meeting of the international donor group for Palestine
Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide is chairing the ministerial meeting of the international donor group for Palestine, known as the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), in New York on 27 September.
Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region
Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel, and today the Government is launching a strategy for Norway’s efforts in this region for the period 2018-2020.