Peace, stability and security

The security challenges facing the world are becoming increasingly complex. Norway will meet these challenges through its strong commitment to NATO, its broad engagement in peace and reconciliation efforts and through international cooperation.

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The situation in our neighbouring areas and in Europe’s neighbourhood has become more difficult. The constellation of actors is now more complex, and conflicts are spreading across borders. International terrorism, organised crime and cyber threats are creating new challenges.

Our membership of NATO and our transatlantic ties are the cornerstone of Norwegian foreign and security policy. In addition, Norway is strengthening the European and Nordic dimension in its security policy by developing closer security policy cooperation with selected European allies.

The UN and the legal order that the UN plays such a key role in upholding are of crucial importance for Norway. Norway participates actively in the UN and wants to take its share of the responsibility. That is why Norway is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2021-2022.

Engagement in peace and reconciliation efforts are a key part of Norwegian foreign policy. Norway works actively to find lasting political solutions to wars and conflicts by facilitating dialogue between parties to conflict and supporting other actors’ conflict resolution efforts.

Norway promotes balanced, mutual, irreversible and verifiable nuclear disarmament. This is in line with our values, interests and international obligations. 

Norway also attaches importance to using development policy tools to address global security challenges.

AIMS

  • maintain our close transatlantic ties and further develop our long-term security policy cooperation with the US
  • maintain and further develop the international legal order
  • promote peace and reconciliation in areas affected by war and conflict
  • achieve balanced, mutual, irreversible and verifiable disarmament
  • prevent and combat radicalisation, violent extremism, organised crime, piracy, cybercrime and conflict
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Mujeres, paz y seguridad

Noruega se sitúa a la vanguardia de los esfuerzos para promover la inclusión de las mujeres en los procesos de paz y para aumentar la proporción de mujeres mediadoras. La red de Mediadoras de Mujeres Nórdicas (NWM, por sus siglas en inglés) se lanzó en 2015, y Noruega ahora está trabajando para establecer una alianza global de redes regionales de mujeres mediadoras.

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Ayuda al desarrollo para combatir el crimen y el terrorismo

Noruega ha establecido un programa de desarrollo para abordar los desafíos de seguridad global, que se centra en la delincuencia organizada y la radicalización, el extremismo violento y el terrorismo.

ACTION

  • participating actively in international cooperation in, and with, the UN, NATO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the EU
  • helping to prevent, reduce and resolve conflicts through our engagement in peace and reconciliation work and our support to the UN
  • taking part in international peace operations and coalition operations
  • cooperating with our allies and in global partnerships to address transnational security challenges such as terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime
  • seeking a seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2021-2022
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El trabajo de Noruega como facilitador de paz

Noruega actuó como facilitador en las negociaciones que condujeron a un acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP en Colombia en 2016. Noruega también es facilitador oficial en los procesos de paz con el grupo guerrillero ELN en Colombia y el movimiento comunista NDFP en Filipinas. Además, Noruega ha facilitado conversaciones discretas entre partes que aún no han llegado a la mesa de negociaciones.

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Participación en operaciones lideradas por la ONU

Noruega cuenta actualmente con alrededor de 45 efectivos militares que prestan servicio en tres misiones de la ONU: MINUSMA en Mali, UNMISS en Sudán del Sur y UNTSO en Oriente Medio. Asimismo, alrededor de 30 oficiales de policía noruegos participan en misiones en Sudán del Sur (UNMISS), Chipre (UNFICYP), Haití (MINUJUSTH) y Colombia (UNMC). A ellos se suman asesores civiles que trabajan para la misión de la ONU en la República Democrática del Congo (MONUSCO) y personal civil empleado directamente por la ONU.