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.


FNs generalforsamling er igjen klar for storinnrykk når høynivåuka begynner 19. september. Foto: FN

Norway presents five recommendations for the next UN Secretary-General

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende presented five recommendations intended for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, together with colleagues from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan and Mexico.

Statsministeren og utenriksministeren gratulerer Colombias regjeringen og Farc-geriljaen med den endelige fredsavtalen. Foto: SMK

Historic agreement on final peace deal in Colombia

The Colombian government and the FARC announced today that they have come to agreement on a final peace accord. The accord concludes more than four years of negotiations. The armed conflict, which has persisted for five decades, has claimed more than 220,000 lives and produced millions of internally displaced refugees.


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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