Launch of strategy to combat harmful practices
The Government launched its new strategy to combat harmful practices on the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child.
Norway to provide bridging loan to Somalia
The Government has proposed that Norway should provide a short-term bridging loan of NOK 3.135 billion to Somalia in 2020 to clear Somalia’s debt arrears to the World Bank’s International Development Association.
Norway takes over Chairmanship of Barents Euro-Arctic Council
‘The Barents Euro-Arctic Council is an important body for international cooperation.
Government proposes increase in support for stabilisation in crisis-affected countries
The Government has proposed an allocation of NOK 835.4 million for stabilisation efforts in countries affected by conflict and crisis. This is an increase of NOK 129.5 million.
Minister of International Development creates new budget item for vulnerable groups
The Government’s annual budget proposal includes an allocation of NOK 466 million for vulnerable groups under a new budget item created for this purpose.
Government increases support for foreign policy research
The Government will increase its allocation to research on Europe and Asia by NOK 11 million.
Norway to host Our Ocean Conference on 23-24 October
‘The world is facing major challenges, and in the future there will be a need for more food, more jobs, more energy and more transport.
Donors reaffirm need for a two-state solution
‘The resumption of a political process between the Israelis and the Palestinians is more important than ever if we are to keep the hope of a two-state solution alive,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Ministerial meeting of the international donor group for Palestine (AHLC)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide will chair the ministerial meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), the international donor group for Palestine, in New York on Thursday 26 September.
Norwegian Minister of International Development launches action plan on sustainable food systems
‘It is unacceptable that more than 820 million people are struggling to find enough to eat and that one in five children under five are chronically malnourished.
Norway elected to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Norway was elected to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the period 2019–2021 at the organisation’s General Conference today.