Speeches and articles

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

Statement on the situation in the Middle East

New York, 22 July 2014

'Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over the Gaza Strip, violence has flared up and inflicted an intolerable toll on civilians', said ambassador Tine Mørch Smith in her statement on the Middle East and the Palestine question.


Address at Girl Summit 2014

London, 22 July 2014

'The Norwegian government is strongly committed to the fight against FGM (female genital mutilation), and child marriage, early and forced marriage, at home and in our international engagement', said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his address at the "Girl summit 2014: A future free from FGM and child and forced marriage".


Opening of Euro Pride

Friday 20. June, Oslo


Speech at CISV summer camp

Bøleråsen school, 8 July 2014


General Debate Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

General Debate for the High-level Segment of ECOSOC and the Ministerial Segment of High-level Political Forum, New York, 7 July 2014

'While shaping the post-2015 development agenda, we must not forget that our most immediate priority is to achieve the current Millennium Development Goals before the end of 2015', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his speech in New York on 7 July.


Women in Parliament

Parliament of Rwanda, Kigali, 3 July 2014


Speech at Nthulu Primary School in Malawi

Malawi, 2 July 2014


PMNCH Partner Forum

Johannesburg, 1 July 2014


Education is a powerful weapon, so let’s arm young girls with it


Resource mobilisation for the Green Climate Fund

Oslo, 30 June 2014

'We have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change. This is costly, and climate finance must be made available to developing countries so that they can address these needs', Foreign Minister Børge Brende said in his opening statement at the Green Climate Fund meeting in Oslo on 30 June 2014.