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  • Frode Berg handed over to Norwegian authorities

    15/11/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Frode Berg was handed over to the Norwegian authorities in Lithuania at 11:00 today (Norwegian time). Mr Berg will return home to Norway and will be reunited with his family.

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    Presse Information: Launch of new strategy against non-communicable diseases

    15/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will launch first-ever strategy to combat non-communicable diseases as a pillar of international health and development cooperation on 22 November.

  • Appointment of members to the Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Committee in Norges Bank

    15/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The King in Council has today appointed Professor Ingvild Almås and economist Jeanette Strøm Fjære as external members of the new committee on monetary policy and financial stability in Norges Bank. Also, Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen and Deputy

  • New regulation on requirements for residential mortgage loans

    15/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has adopted a new regulation on requirements for new residential mortgage loans.

  • Norway to support transit centre for refugees in Rwanda

    14/11/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I have been very moved by the meetings I have had with the inhabitants of the Gashora Transit Centre in Rwanda today. They have been living under atrocious and very dangerous conditions in Libya,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge

  • Norway increases support for sexuality education in developing countries

    14/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Research

    ‘Girls and boys need knowledge about their bodies, relationships and living together as well as about health and rights if they are to make good choices and develop positive relationships. This is why Norway is increasing funding for comprehensive

  • Museums and cultural heritage

    13/11/2019 Article Ministry of Culture

    The museums are one of the main elements in maintaining a collective memory and these institutions play an important role when it comes to developing and communicating information about how humans understand and interact with their surroundings.

  • Statement at meeting with the Africa Group at the UN

    11/11/2019 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide's statement at her meeting with the Africa Group at the United Nations in New York 11 November.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide New York, 11 November

  • Norway's International Strategy to Eliminate Harmful Practices 2019-2023

    11/11/2019 Plans/strategy Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the global community has committed itself to eliminating harmful practices by 2030. This strategy sets out how the Norwegian Government will target its international activities to drive this effort

  • Press Information: Global anti-landmine summit in Oslo 25-29 November

    11/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The world has come a long way towards eliminating landmines, but unfortunately there is still a considerable way to go before we reach the goal of a mine-free world. A growing number of civilians are being maimed and killed as a result of renewed

  • Press Information: Media Advisory: The Oslo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World

    11/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government is hosting the 4th Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. The conference takes place in Oslo 25-29 November

  • Bård Vegar Solhjell new Director General of Norad

    08/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Bård Vegar Solhjell was today appointed new Director General of Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. Mr Solhjell will leave his current position as Secretary General of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Norway.

  • About the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    08/11/2019 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry's Organisational Chart Where is the Ministry? Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Victoria Terrasse, Oslo. Photo: P. Foss, MFA The Ministry’

  • Changes among the political advisers

    08/11/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Political adviser Ms. Maria Kristina Göthner is temporarily appointed as state secretary to Minister of Education and Integration, Mr. Jan Tore Sanner, from 1 January 2020 to 15 May 2020. In the same period the Office of the Prime Minister has

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    08/11/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed political adviser Ms. Maria Kristine Strandskog Göthner as temporarily state secretary to Minister of Education and Integration, Mr. Jan Tore Sanner, in the period that state

  • Norway provides NOK 300 million annually for renewable energy in poor countries

    07/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Increased access to clean energy will reduce poverty, improve health and mitigate climate change. The Government is therefore allocating up to NOK 300 million annually to provide better guarantees for businesses that are willing to invest in

  • AI for a better future

    07/11/2019 Speech/statement Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Address by Minister of Digitalisation Nikolai Astrup on the occasion of the State visit to Norway of HE Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia.

    By Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup Seminar on artificial intelligence, green transition and sustainable solutions hosted by SINTEF

  • Major Milestone: Norway declares IOC for F-35A

    06/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Defence

    On November 6th 2019 Norwegian air chief Major General Tonje Skinnarland declared Norway's F-35As operational, after completing a deployment in November meant to validate that they are able to operate the jets away from Norway's home base, Ørland

  • NOK 245 billion in net revenue from the petroleum industry in 2020

    06/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian State’s net cash flow from the petroleum industry in 2020 is estimated to about NOK 245 billion.

  • The appeal case in the lawsuit regarding the 23rd licensing round

    05/11/2019 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The appeal case concerning the validity of the decision regarding the production licenses under the 23rd licencing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf started in Borgarting Court of Appeal 5 November.

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