International relations

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As the expert ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is both a preparatory and an executive body in connection with foreign policy matters, economic foreign policy issues and aid-related matters. The Ministry has two ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International Development.
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Promoting New Actors and Innovative Approaches in the Field of Peacebuilding

Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are joining efforts to promote new actors as well as innovative approaches in the field of peacebuilding. This joint Public-Private Partnership on Peacebuilding (Px4 Initiative) will provide funding for one to three consortia that will present projects involving a U.S., a Norwegian and at least one Southern/emerging power partner. Grants can be up to USD 1 million. Deadline for applications is Saturday 15 November 2014.

Enhancing International Cooperation, Solidarity, Local Capacities and Humanitarian Action for Refugees in Africa

UNHCR's Executive Committee, Geneva 30 September 2014

Opened the IO-Conference in Trondheim

Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, opened the international IO-Conference for researchers and industry in Trondheim. In his speech, he adressed the central importance of research and innovation in the petroleum industry.

Human Rights Up Front: Preventing Human Rights Crises Worldwide

'A worsening human rights situation is often a telling sign of an impending crisis. We must learn to respond to these signs', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his opening intervention at the Trygve Lie Symposium 2014 in New York 26 September.

Gaza conference in Cairo on 12 October

The Governments of Egypt and Norway, together with President Mahmoud Abbas, are hosting a conference entitled ‘Reconstructing Gaza’ in Cairo on 12 October. Political and financial support is urgently needed to re-establish services and enable early recovery in Gaza.

Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Rafto Prize winner

‘I would like to congratulate the Russian human rights association Agora and its chair, Pavel Chikov, as this year’s recipients of the Rafto Prize,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

- Norway is an important energy partner for the EU

On Thursday, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, participated in the joint EU/Norway conference on "A reinforced energy partnership between Norway and the EU" in Brussels. He also had a meeting with Günther Oettinger, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy.

Urgent need for emergency relief in Somalia

‘Three years after the last famine in Somalia, another hunger crisis is looming. According to the UN, one million people are in urgent need of emergency response. The Norwegian Government is therefore increasing its humanitarian support for Somalia by NOK 35 million,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

Evaluation of the grant scheme for Norwegian – Russian collaboration projects in health and related social issues 2009-2011

The purpose of the evaluation was to obtain information about the ability of the Grant Scheme for the period 2009-2011 to contribute to the aims outlined in the collaboration programme (Samarbeidsprogram 2009), in the 3rd Barents Collaboration Programme in Health and Related Social Issues 2008 - 2011 and in The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) strategy.

Opening address at Risk seminar

"This seminar is an opportunity for me to give you an overview of Norway’s relationship with the EU and what we want to achieve with the Grants", said State Secretary Ingvil Næss Stub in her opening address at the Risk seminar in Tallin on the EEA and Norway grants.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Telephone: + 47 23 95 00 00
Fax: +47 23 95 00 99

Address

PO box 8114 Dep.
N-0032 Oslo
Norway

Street address:
7. juni-plassen/ Victoria Terrasse

Contact information

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Telephone: + 47 23 95 00 00
Fax: +47 23 95 00 99

Address

PO box 8114 Dep.
N-0032 Oslo
Norway

Street address:
7. juni-plassen/ Victoria Terrasse