Norway’s position on the post-2015 agenda – priorities and responsibilities

- we need a new set of ambitious Sustainable Development Goals from 2015. This is high on our Government’s agenda, State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen said at a seminar in Oslo on 24 April.


Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth

Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker speech the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growtht .


Putting education at the top of the global agenda

Meeting at Litteraturhuset in Oslo: Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Børge Brende, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Mr. Gordon Brown, Deputy CEO of Save the Children Norway, Mr. Yngve Seierstad Stokke, and delegate to the 2013 UN youth takeover Ms. Alexandra Kensland Letelier.


Norway condemns attacks on civilians and UN personnel in South Sudan

“Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s conflict are responsible for bringing an end to the violence and unrest immediately,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Deeply worrying developments in eastern Ukraine

“Developments in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours give cause for concern. It is deeply regrettable that once again people have been killed as a result of the political conflict in the country,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Norway to host donor conference for South Sudan

“South Sudan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis as a result of the armed conflict in the country. We cannot simply stand by and watch this happen. In response to a request from the UN, Norway will hold a conference in Oslo in May to mobilise resources for alleviating this serious crisis,” says Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Dignified resolution of the Pioneer diver case

In December 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favour of seven North Sea divers, finding that the Norwegian State has violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the right to respect for private and family life. The State was unanimously acquitted of the other counts in the case.


Assessment of the Status of Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD

"We will continue our political and financial support, and put education and health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, at the top of the development agenda", political adviser Ingrid Skjøtskift said in the statement at General debate on National Experiences in Population Matter in New York on 8 April 2014.


Address at open meeting on Eritrea

- Norway is well placed to keep an open and honest dialogue with Asmara on the direction of the country. We continue to believe that we can play a constructive although limited role and we think that we by continuing a dialogue are serving the interests of the Eritrean people, said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his address at the meeting.


Opening speech at the presentation of Asian Development Outlook 2014

- I would like to thank the ADB for keeping us up-to-date on the developments in Asia and the Pacific. Your analytical capacity and knowledge sharing is highly appreciated, said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his opening speech at the Asian Development Bank's presentation of Asian Development Outlook 2014.