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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.


Ahmad, 6, sits in his damaged classroom at the education compound that was attacked in Has, rural Idleb, on 26 October 2016. “I wanted to become a doctor, but I don’t think this is possible anymore because the school was hit. I became afraid of coming here. My dad is saying he will move us to another school in a new village,” Ahmad says. ©UNICEF/2016/Syria/Idleb/Khalil Ashawi

International conference for Syria on 5 April

Norway is to co-host an international conference on the future of Syria and the region on 5 April in Brussels. ‘In order to be able to address the humanitarian needs and support efforts to find political solutions to the Syria crisis, it is important that international attention remains focused on the crisis,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Learning games for children affected by war and crisis

Norway has today launched a new development tool that makes it possible for children to learn to read in areas where schools have been bombed and teachers and families have been forced to flee. With the help of some of the world’s tech giants, Norway has developed two game-based learning apps that can be used anywhere.


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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