About the Conflict in Eastern Congo

'Norway closely follows the development in Eastern Congo. Though demanding challenges remain, especially with regard to prevailing insecurity, human rights violations and the dire conditions of internally displaced persons, we acknowledge that important progress has been achieved', said State Secretary Brattskar in his address at the Christian Council of Norway's conference.


How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

'After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so', write Rajiv Shah, Valerie Amos, Kristalina Georgieva and Børge Brende in an argument in Foreign Policy on 21 August 2014.


Environmental and Energy efficiency co-operation with Ukraine

A youth delegation from Ukraine visited the Ministry of Climate and Environment August 2014.


MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going

Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest people.


Norway and Egypt to host donor conference for Gaza

'The Governments of Egypt and Norway, supported by President Mahmoud Abbas, have decided to co-host a conference on Palestine with a focus on the reconstruction of Gaza. The invitations to the conference, to be held in Cairo, will be duly extended once an agreement on a sustainable ceasefire has been reached as a result of the ongoing talks in Cairo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Restrictive measures against Russia

The Government has today adopted new restrictive measures against Russia, in line with the decision announced on 11 August. The new regulations were adopted today by the King in Council, and enter into force immediately.


Supply and service industry visit in southern Norway


Norway to implement new restrictive measures against Russia

‘The Government will align itself with the EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia. Since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, Norway has stood united with the EU and other like-minded countries in responding to Russia’s violations of international law. We will do so this time as well,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Norway concerned by failure to meet South Sudan peace deadline

‘The failure to meet the deadline for establishing a transitional government in South Sudan is unacceptable and puts millions of people’s lives at risk,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.


Norway condemns persecution in northern Iraq and calls for international investigation

‘Norway is increasing its humanitarian assistance to Iraq by NOK 50 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.