Change among the state secretaries

In today’s session of the Council of State, the Crown Prince Regent has appointed Ms. Anne Karin Olli (49), mayor, Måsøy, as state secretary to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore. At the same time, Mr. Anders Bals has been honourably discharged from the same office.


Foreign Minister Brende deplores ‘agreement’ between Russia and Abkhazia

‘I regret the so-called agreement on alliance and strategic partnership entered into between Russia and the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia. Norway will maintain its support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Successful decent work fund under Norway Grants

Norway Grants

New collective agreements and better health and safety standards are some of the results that have been achieved in 13 Central European countries through the Global Fund for Decent Work and Tripartite Dialogue under the Norway Grants.


Report from the Expert Group on investments in coal and petroleum companies

The Ministry of Finance invites to a press conference on the report from the Expert Group on the Government Pension Fund Global's investments in coal and petroleum companies.


High-level symposium on women’s rights in Afghanistan

‘Much has been achieved for women in Afghanistan, but the situation is fragile, and life for girls and women in the country is still more difficult than almost anywhere else in the world. They are afraid of being forgotten, and that the progress achieved may be negotiated away. This is why today’s symposium in Oslo is so important,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg, when she opened the symposium on women’s rights on Sunday 23 November, together with Foreign Minister Børge Brende.


Speech at the high-level symposium on women’s rights in Afghanistan

Oslo, 23 November 2014

'As we meet today in Oslo, following up on last year’s very important gathering at Georgetown University – and looking ahead to the London meeting in two weeks, we know and understand that our role is to support your endeavours,' Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his speech at the high-level symposium in Oslo on 23 November.


Webcast: Press conference - Afghan Women's Rights and Empowerment

Webcast

On 23 November, Norway will host the Oslo Symposium on Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan. You can follow a press meeting at the conference on webcast from 10.45 AM (local time).


Speech at symposium on Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan

Oslo, 23 November 2014


Webcast: Afghan Women's Rights and Empowerment

Webcast

On 23 November, Norway will host the Oslo Symposium on Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan. You can follow the Symposium on webcast from 9 AM (local time).


Increased support for clean cookstoves in developing countries

Cooking claims lives in many parts of the world. More than four million people die every year from air pollution caused by cooking, heating and the use of paraffin lamps. Women and young children in rural communities top the statistics. ‘Norway will provide 40 mill USD over the next four years to the global effort to promote clean cooking,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.