EU and Norway to convene an extraordinary session of the international donor group for Palestine (AHLC)
Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini have decided to convene an extraordinary session of the international donor group for Palestine, the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC).
Sovereign wealth funds in new climate initiative
A working group of representatives from a number of sovereign wealth funds has been established at the One Planet Summit in Paris. The group will look into what investors can do to address the financial risks posed by climate change.
Norway to provide NOK 420 million to the UN emergency response fund in 2018
‘Norway will increase its contribution to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) from NOK 380 million to NOK 420 million a year for the next four years.
Deeply concerned over decision on Jerusalem
‘I am deeply concerned that the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could lead to greater instability in the region and push the parties further away from the negotiation table.
Norway to maintain its support for UN Refugee Agency
Norway announced today that it will provide NOK 350 million in core funding for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in 2018.
Significant increase in aid to Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and refugees in neighbouring areas
According to new figures, refugee-related costs in Norway for 2017 are NOK 1,36 billion lower than projected.
International community joins Norway in supporting human rights defenders
UN Member States unanimously endorsed the free and independent role of human rights defenders at the UN today. ‘The international community has sent a strong signal.
Norway increases humanitarian aid to Ethiopia
‘The humanitarian situation in parts of Ethiopia is dire as a result of long-term drought.
Exports of defence-related products from Norway in 2016
In 2016, Norway exported arms and military equipment for around NOK 3.6 billion. This is an increase of 10 % from 2015.
Norway to increase humanitarian aid for Rohingya crisis
‘The situation in the overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh is dire.
New Minister of Foreign Affairs
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Norwegian Government.