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  • Norway assumes key leadership tasks in UN Security Council

    08/01/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    As a member of the UN Security Council, Norway will chair the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee,  the Isil (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, and the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. Norway will

  • Norway’s comprehensive climate action plan

    08/01/2021 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway is committed to achieving its emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement. Today, the Government is presenting a white paper describing its action plan for transformation of Norwegian society as a whole by 2030. The plan shows how

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    08/01/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, The King has appointed Mr. Reid Ivar Bjorland Dahl as acting state secretary to Minister of Children and Family Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, from 8 January to 30 June 2021.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    08/01/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Mr. Erlend Jordal resigns as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru, as of 18 January 2021.

  • National measures from January 2021

    07/01/2021 Article Government.no

    Key recommendations and advice that currently apply. Check your local municipal website for local rules.

  • Diplomatic relations

    07/01/2021 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Oslo Diplomatic List Coronavirus information for Diplomatic Missions Digital briefing for the diplomatic corps on the 18th of May 2020 Diplomat in Norway. The purpose of this booklet is to provide information

  • Information for Norwegian citizens about travel and the coronavirus

    07/01/2021 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against all non-essential travel to all countries. This advice currently applies until 1 March 2021. Exceptions have been made for countries and regions in the Nordic region and in the

  • The Foreign Minister's Statement on the situation in Washington DC

    06/01/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The situation in #WashingtonDC is deeply disturbing and alarming, and an unacceptable attack on democracy. President Trump has a particular responsibility to ensure that the situation comes under control. The Congress must be able to fulfill its

  • Statement on the GCC Summit

    06/01/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway welcomes the news from the GCC Summit about prospects of ending the dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.The reopening of land, air, sea borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is a very positive step. We look

  • Challenges of maintaining peace and security in fragile contexts

    06/01/2021 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement by Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in the UN Security Council debate on Challenges of maintaining peace and security in fragile contexts.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide 6 January

  • Statement on mass arrests in Hong Kong

    06/01/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway is deeply concerned about the situation in Hong Kong following the mass arrests of pro-democracy politicians and activists. An independent judiciary, respect for human rights and freedoms guaranteed under Hong Kong’s Basic Law is essential

  • The inauguration of a new parliament in Venezuela

    06/01/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 5 January 2021, a new national assembly was sworn into office in Venezuela. The inauguration was controversial because a major part of the opposition boycotted the parliamentary elections on 6 December 2020, in reference to them not fulfilling

  • Reports and letters

    06/01/2021 Article Ministry of Finance

    2020 Management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) in the light of the coronavirus pandemic - letter from Norges Bank to the Ministry of Finance (21.12.2020) The benchmark index for equities – emerging equity markets – letter from Norges

  • Digital entry registration from today

    05/01/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Today, the digital travel register is being launched, which will replace the temporary, paper-based, solution. To improve infection control, the Norwegian Government decided before Christmas that all persons travelling to Norway must register

  • Foreign Minister condemns attacks on civilians in Niger

    04/01/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I strongly condemn the fatal attacks on civilians in Tillabery, Niger and recall UNSG Antonio Guterres’ appeal for global ceasefire while defeating Covid-19', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

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    Introduction of further national infection prevention measures

    04/01/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Office of the Prime Minister

    In order to maintain control of the spread of infection and to limit new increases in infection rates, strengthened national infection prevention measures are being implemented on a temporary basis for two weeks effective 4 January.

  • Regulations relating to fees payable at Norway’s diplomatic and consular missions

    04/01/2021 Regulation Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Adopted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 20 June 2014 under section 21 of the Act of 3 May 2002 No. 13 relating to the Foreign Service, cf Royal Decree of 20 June 2014. As subsequently amended, most recently on 16 October 2020.

  • Statement on the landslide at Gjerdrum

    03/01/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We are grateful to the many countries that have expressed their support and words of comfort during these challenging times after the massive landslide at Gjerdrum in Norway', said Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Red level for all lower and upper secondary schools in Norway

    03/01/2021 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    In order to prevent an increase in infections in January, the Norwegian Government is introducing new measures that will initially be in place until  19 January. The national level of measures is now red for lower and upper secondary schools in

  • There will be no physical teaching on campus for students until 19 January

    02/01/2021 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    Based on recommendations from the health authorities, the Norwegian Government has decided that all teaching at tertiary vocational colleges, university colleges and universities must take place digitally until 19 January. Staff must comply with