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.

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NOK 50 million to support refugees in transit countries

' Norway is providing NOK 50 million for measures to help refugees and migrants in transit countries in Africa, with a view to preventing even more people from embarking on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Fossil-fuel subsidy reform

'Norway will provide support to developing countries that are seeking to reduce subsidies for coal and other fossil fuels. Cutting fossil fuel subsidies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Norway is providing NOK 100 million for fossil-fuel subsidy reform,' said Børge Brende.

Global summit on education for development

Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6–7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the summit.

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Documents

Meld. St. 10 (2014-2015)

Opportunities for All: Human Rights in Norway’s Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation

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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