Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.


Statssekretær Marit Berger Røsland sammen med syriske flyktningebarn som har engelsktime under ettermiddagsskiftet på Maalaka-skolen i Bekaa-dalen. Med norsk humanitær støtte bistår Unicef libanesiske utdanningsmyndigheter med å drive skolen. Foto: Iselin Hebbert Haukaas, UD

NOK 1.3 billion increase in aid budget for 2018

'The Government's proposed aid budget for 2018 is bigger than ever before and amounts to NOK 35.1 billion. This is NOK 1.3 billion more than in 2017. We are intensifying our efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and giving priority to areas that we know promote long-term development, growth and stability.

Rohingya people

Humanitarian aid for Rohingya crises increased

'The situation in the overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh is dire. Norway is now providing an additional NOK 25 million for humanitarian efforts to alleviate the Rohingya crisis,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. Over 582.000 people have fled Rakhine state in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh in the space of less than two months.


Meld. St. 36 (2016-2017)

Setting the course for Norwegian foreign and security policy

Norway's arctic policy

Norway's arctic policy: Creating value, managing resources, confronting climate change and fostering knowledge. Developments in the Arctic concern us all

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