Norway's humanitarian policy
The new Norwegian Humanitarian Policy paper was launched by Foreign Minster Støre 15 September 2008 and is now available in English.
The policy document states that the main goals for Norway's Humanitarian Policy is that Norway as a humanitarian policy actor and a financial donor will face many serious, complex global challenges in the years ahead. In cooperation with others, Norway will:
- ensure that people in need receive the necessary protection and assistance
finance humanitarian assistance based on the principles of humanity, impartiality and neutrality
- equip the international community to meet future global humanitarian challenges
- prevent, respond to and initiate the recovery of communities after humanitarian crises.
Read the strategy.