New Minister of Foreign Affairs
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Norwegian Government.
Changes in the Government
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.
Stepping up funding for job creation and renewable energy
‘Jobs must be created in developing countries if we are to succeed in combating poverty and achieving the sustainable development goals.
Norway to step up funding to alleviate humanitarian crises
The Government proposes an increase in humanitarian funding to an unprecedented level. ‘Never before have so many people been affected by wars, conflicts and natural disasters.
Greater engagement in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility
The Government is proposing a NOK 280 million increase in funding for stabilisation efforts in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility.
Substantial increase in support for religious minorities
‘Around 70 % of the world’s population live in countries where there are restrictions on freedom of religion and belief.
Norway’s peace and reconciliation efforts to be stepped up
‘Norwegian engagement in peace and reconciliation work is more important than ever, and the Government is proposing to step up these efforts in 2018.
NOK 150 million for development programme to combat plastic and other marine litter
‘Norway intends to take the lead in ocean affairs internationally. Marine litter, including plastics, has become one of the most serious environmental problems of our time.
NOK 7.7 billion to global health and education
‘Education and health are essential for sustainable development and poverty reduction in all countries. The Government will continue to increase funding for global health and education and is proposing a total allocation of NOK 7.
NOK 1.3 billion increase in aid budget for 2018
‘The Government’s proposed aid budget for 2018 is bigger than ever before and amounts to NOK 35.1 billion. This is NOK 1.3 billion more than in 2017.
ADNOC and Bergen University to collaborate on research aimed at increasing value from UAE's oil reservoirs
ABU DHABI, 1st October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, one of the world's leading energy producers, has signed an agreement with the Centre of Integrated Petroleum Research, CIPR, in Bergen University, Norway, to conduct app