Speeches and articles

On this page you can find speeches and articles from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministries.

Human rights in the new development goals

Seminar on the UN Day, Oslo, 24 October 2014

'Human rights and good governance are so much more than items on an agenda. They are the pillars of human dignity, security and prosperity – and the foundations upon which meaningful lives and successful societies rest', said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende in his address at a seminar on the UN Day 24 October.

Opening Address at Oslo Freedom Forum

Oslo City Hall, 20 October 2014

'I am very thankful for the way the Oslo Freedom Forum is a constant reminder to us all about the importance of addressing human rights violations, of addressing threats to democracy in Europe and elsewhere', said Minister Vidar Helgesen in his opening address at the Oslo Freedom Forum 20 October.

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan

Milan, 16 October 2014

Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at the first plenary session 'Promoting Financial and Economic Cooperation through Enhanced Europe-Asia Connectivity' at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan 16 October 2014.

Challenges for implementation of a peace agreement

Oslo, 13 October 2014

'For Colombia, a peace agreement represents only a beginning. The real challenge is what lies ahead. Norway has a long-term partnership with Colombia, and will continue to provide assistance in the post-conflict phase', said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his statement at a seminar on the Colombian peace agreement.

Press Conference Remarks

Cairo, 12 October 2014

'This conference is important because countries pledged important financial resources to reconstruct Gaza according to the National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan of the Government of Palestine', said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, in his remarks at the press conference.

Introductory Remarks at the Cairo Conference on Palestine

Cairo, 12 October 2014

'Some six weeks have passed since the 51 days of fighting ended, but the wounds are far from healed. Ahead of the AHLC donor meeting in New York, I visited Gaza in early September to survey the fallout on the ground. The scenes of massive destruction were devastating, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said at the Gaza conference.

The speech from the throne by His Majesty The King on the occasion of the opening of the 159th session of the Storting

The Storting, October 2 2014

The Storting, October 2 2014

Opening Statement on the Oslo Plenary of the Missile Technology Control Regime

Oslo, 1 October 2014

- Norway is prepared to work focussed and devoted, and continue to cooperate closely with all MTCR Partners in the year ahead – as well as further promote missile non-proliferation and global security through dialogue with non-members, said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his opening address at the MTCR meeting in Oslo.

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

UNHCR's Executive Committee, Geneva 30 September 2014

Statement at Global Citizens Festival

Central Park, New York, 27 September 2014