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  • Child maintenance

    06/12/2019 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Parents have a duty to pay for their children irrespective of whether or not they live with them.

  • The best interests of the child

    06/12/2019 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Children’s right to be heard and to make their own decisions is regulated in sections 31–33 of the Children Act. There may also be special provisions in other Acts concerning children’s right to be heard and to make their own decisions. Before

  • Parental responsibility, custody and access in cross-border cases

    06/12/2019 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    New rules on parental responsibility, international relocation, custody (the child's place of residence) and access (contact) in cross-border cases apply from 1 Juy 2016, due to the implementation of the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention. This

  • Changes in the capital requirements for insurers’ residential real estate exposures

    05/12/2019 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today adopted an amendment to the Norwegian implementation of the Solvency II framework. The amendment aims to better align the capital requirements for insurers and banks regarding residential real estate exposures.

  • Sami language users do not have equal access or opportunities online

    05/12/2019 Speech/statement Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Within the framework of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, a three-days (4-6 December 2019) International Conference is organized at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    By State Secretary Anne Karin Olli Paris, December 5th 2019

  • Norway to strengthen cooperation with the UN on marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries

    05/12/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    ‘In the fight against marine litter, it is vital to strengthen the capacity to prevent pollution from shipping and fisheries in developing countries. Norway is therefore allocating NOK 40 million to a new project under the International Maritime

  • Change and stability in the High North

    04/12/2019 Speech/statement Ministry of Defence

    Op Ed published in Defense News 2. Dec. 2019

    By Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen

  • Rules for marrying abroad

    04/12/2019 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Children and Families

    The Norwegian Marriage Act regulates recognition of marriages entered into abroad.

  • Conditions for marriage

    04/12/2019 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    A marriage may be entered into in a church or civil ceremony.

  • Norway to provide assistance for response to measles outbreak in Samoa

    02/12/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government of Samoa has declared a state of emergency in order to respond to the measles outbreak in the country, which is mainly affecting children. The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked European countries for assistance in responding

  • Statement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25)

    02/12/2019 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, in Madrid 2 December 2019.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg Madrid

  • Hallmarks of Norway’s peace and reconciliation work

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway’s peace and reconciliation efforts vary depending on the conflict in question and the local conditions, but there are certain general features of Norway’s engagement that are common to all Norway’s efforts in this area.

  • Norway’s engagement in peace processes since 1993

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    An overview is given below of the countries where Norway has been actively engaged in promoting peace and reconciliation.

  • Negotiations in Venezuela

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Since May 2019, Norway has had a mandate from Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó to facilitate a negotiation process. Several rounds of negotiations were held in Oslo and Barbados before the negotiations were suspended in August 2019.

  • South Sudan: Norway continue efforts to promote political solution

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has gained a unique position in South Sudan due to its longstanding efforts to improve conditions for the population, and the key role it played, in close cooperation with the US and the UK (the other Troika countries), in the peace process

  • Syria: Norway will promote a political solution

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The situation in Syria clearly illustrates the way in which war and conflict can set a country’s development back several decades in a short space of time. Norway has consistently supported peacebuilding measures in the country, as well as the UN’s

  • National reconciliation in Sri Lanka

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    At the invitation of the Sri Lankan authorities and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Norway acted as an impartial facilitator of the negotiations between the parties to the conflict in Sri Lanka between 1999 and 2006. Norway’s mandate

  • Peace and reconciliation efforts in Myanmar

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Myanmar has experienced one of the world’s longest civil wars, and is currently involved in a very complex peace process. Since independence in 1948, the central authorities have been engaged in hostilities with a number of different ethnic armed

  • The peace process in Mozambique

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 6 August 2019, a final peace agreement was signed between the Government and the Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo). This agreement is the result of peace talks that have taken place since December 2016. It deals with the issues of

  • Israel – Palestine: A negotiated two-state solution

    02/12/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway takes a balanced approach to the Middle East conflict. Our long-term engagement seeks to advance a negotiated two-state solution, with two states, Israel and Palestine, existing side by side in peace and security within secure and

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